“I relish the opportunity to help a business fulfil its potential and in many instances to become a market leader.”
My work centres on identifying and investing in fast growth, entrepreneurial businesses. I also continue to work with the management of these businesses post investment.
Our investment in CableCom was a particular highlight. We invested in the business in 2007 and sold it in a secondary deal in 2013, although Livingbridge retained a small stake as part of this deal. It was a pleasure to help the business develop from an interesting yet raw business with potential into the UK’s largest provider of network solutions into the high density accommodation market.
Unusually for Livingbridge, I am not a graduate. I joined Barclays in 1987 with A-levels and enjoyed a long and varied career with them, including time within the central risk management team. In 1996, I joined leveraged finance and ended up working alongside Livingbridge on a number of deals. Despite having been exposed to my future colleagues, I still decided to join Livingbridge in 2003!
I have always enjoyed playing a variety of sports. However, as I get older there is more watching and less playing. That said I am still able to maintain a reasonable standard on the golf course. I have not yet had to resort to only playing darts!
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