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Jonathan Earl



Jon joined BGF in June 2013 and is based in Nottingham. He is responsible for identifying and completing new investments and working closely with the Boards of these companies to help support their growth plans.


Jon has 10 years’ experience of investing in SMEs.  Prior to joining BGF, his investment experience was gained at Catapult Ventures where he completed over 30 investments across a broad range of stages and sectors.  He was also actively involved in the management of the portfolio and led several highly profitable exits.  In his earlier career he worked at KPMG in the Midlands, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and at Lloyds Pharmacy.


Jon is a graduate of Durham University with a BSc (Hons) in Geography.  He lives in the East Midlands and he and his wife are kept very busy by their two young children.  This leaves Jon less time to pursue his sporting interests though he still manages the occasional round of golf, skiing trip and Leicester Tigers / Leicester City match.


“What excites me most about my role at BGF is working with the diverse range of businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs that we are looking to support.  In particular I enjoy getting to understand a business and the people and, appreciating that every company and situation is unique, working to find an appropriate solution.”

Board Positions

Rutland Cycling

Board director

BHR Group

Board director

Johnsons Aggregates

Board director

Environmental Essentials

Board director

TCL Group

Board observer



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