Susie Stanford

Investment team

“My role allows me to meet, get to know and work to support entrepreneurs building businesses that will be tomorrow’s household names. I find it hugely rewarding to play a role in their journey, however big or small.”

I work in the new investment team at Livingbridge, identifying promising companies, building relationships with founders, thinking about how we might add value, and then supporting them as they grow.

My focus is on businesses that are building category-defining brands and services. I bring experience from retail sector investing, but work across B2B and B2C businesses, with a focus customer proposition and excellent service. Since joining Livingbridge that has included working on investments into: Helping Hands, a leading homecare operator; loveholidays, the fastest growing online travel agent in the UK; and Fresh Tandartsen, the Dutch dental care operator and World of Books; a leading global recommerce platform.

After graduating from the London School of Economics I worked at Goldman Sachs through the depths of the financial crisis. From there I spent time at two different private investment groups, latterly the founding family and owner-operators of fast-fashion retailer River Island.  I work with BWAM and  Level20, a not for profit organisation working to improve gender diversity in the Asset Management industry.

When not in the office or searching blogs/malls/highstreets for the next big trend, I enjoy riding my motorbike, eating strange foods and travelling in unfamiliar countries – ideally combining all three if possible.