Paul joined BGF in May 2011 and heads up our South West and South Wales region, covering the South West of England, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and South Wales from offices in Bristol and Reading.
As well as working on new investment opportunities in the region, he sits on the board of three BGF investee companies and is a member of the BGF national Investment and Executive Committees.
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 six 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 increasing the size of the equity growth capital market in the UK.”
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