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BGF opens a new base in Belfast

BGF News 02.06.2018

BGF has opened a permanent office in Belfast to help it build even closer connections to businesses and advisors in Northern Ireland and drive further investment.

Located in the iconic Scottish Provident Building at Donegall Square West, the office will provide a base close to the four companies BGF already supports in Northern Ireland.

BGF has provided more than £25m of patient capital to Northern Ireland businesses since its first investment in November 2015: family-owned house builder Braidwater; recycling company Riverridge; coffee shop chain Bob & Berts; and software developer Audit Comply.

Following the opening of its new office in Belfast, BGF investors Paddy Graham, Gemma Hamilton, Euan Baxter and Graham Clarke will continue to cover Northern Ireland.

Paddy Graham said: “BGF’s new office reflects our on-going commitment to Northern Ireland, and long-term approach to backing businesses. We are very proud to be helping to support the growth of four companies in Northern Ireland – all of which have outperformed since our investment.

“Our goal for Northern Ireland is to emulate the level of investment we’ve made in Scotland where we have invested c.£170m to date. I believe there is the opportunity to invest further in Northern Ireland because the quality of companies here is second to none. We are looking forward to the next 12 months and beyond as we deepen our relationships and increase our activity across the Province.”