BGF has appointed James Marshall to its Manchester investment team, covering the North West.
James joins from Clearwater International and brings more than five years of working on deal origination, having joined the business with an economics degree in 2014.
James’ role at BGF will see his continued focus on deal origination as he works alongside the investment team to identify ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams looking to secure investment to support their growth ambitions.
Commenting on his appointment, James said: “BGF’s team in the North West has been consistently active in identifying and backing quality, high-growth businesses across all sectors and all corners of the region. I’m really looking forward to building on BGF’s strong track record and proposition which appeals to entrepreneurs looking to take their business to the next level.”
BGF has backed more than 33 businesses in the North West, committing over £300m, since it was set up in 2011. New additions to the portfolio in 2019 include Joloda International, a fast-growing manufacturing firm based in Merseyside, Manchester-headquartered FinTech company Planixs and international schools group Orbital Education.
Neil Inskip, head of BGF’s North West team, added: “It’s been another positive year for BGF in the North West as we’ve expanded the team and added a number of strong, high-growth businesses to our portfolio. Having James on board as we look ahead to next year will mean we can build on the success of the office to date and expand our reach within the region.”