“I love getting right into the heart of a business, breaking it down into a simple set of value drivers and finding out what makes it special.”
I focus on new investment opportunities, so spend a lot of time meeting businesses – ranging from those that have little knowledge of private equity through to those that have appointed advisers and already know that they want investment. My job is to understand what they need and demonstrate – using our huge range of real examples – that Livingbridge can support them to grow their business.
I was heavily involved in our investment in Witherslack Group which we helped to grow from a relatively small regional group of special needs schools into the clear market leader nationally in its market. We continuously invested into business to ensure the very highest standards of education were always balanced with financial growth. In total I have been involved in over 20 of Livingbridge’s investments including On The Beach, The SLC Group, Bright Futures Care, loveholidays, Giacom and AJM Healthcare.
I graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences before training as an accountant at PwC. I then worked in the City for 8 years advising a range of companies from SMEs through to FTSE100s. This experience made me realise my real passion was in working with and supporting fast growing, entrepreneurial companies.
Outside work I run for my club Horwich RMI Harriers competing in fell races in the summer and in local cross-country leagues in the winter.