Paul joined BGF in May 2011 as Regional Director and established our offices in Bristol, Reading and Cardiff. He now focuses on the management of our portfolio, acting as Investor Director for a number of our investments across the UK. Paul also supports our new investment activity in South Wales and the South West.
Prior to BGF, Paul worked as a private equity investor for 16 years with 3i and LDC and also led Grant Thornton’s South West Corporate Finance advisory team as Partner for 6 years.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Manchester and holds a First Class Degree in Economics and Accounting from The University of Sheffield. Paul enjoys travel and plays football, tennis and golf to a mediocre standard.
“I joined BGF on the day we launched – the opportunity to create a new and unique investment business focused on helping SMEs to grow was both exciting and challenging. It is great to see that our supportive, long-term approach to funding and supporting ambitious management teams is in demand. We are achieving two of our key objectives – helping exciting private companies to grow, and significantly increasing the size of the equity growth capital market in the UK and Ireland.”
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