Richard joined BGF in August 2011 and is based in Scotland. His role is to identify and successfully execute investments for BGF then work with portfolio companies to support their growth plans. This involves meeting a range of companies to explain the type of funding that BGF provides, working with them to develop their business plans and then structuring and executing investments. Richard will then typically join the board, focusing on strategy, funding and shaping businesses for exit.
Richard has over 15 years’ experience in investments into small and mid-sized companies. This was initially as an adviser at PwC where he was involved in over 30 corporate and private equity transactions in the UK and overseas, and since 2011 at BGF, where he has been involved in twelve new investments and several exits. He has a particular focus on the energy, technology and business service sectors.
Richard has an MA in History from Oxford University. When not running around after his two young daughters, Richard enjoys running around in the Scottish hills!