Vernan Richards

Investment team

“At work there is nothing more rewarding than sitting alongside and supporting talented management teams; experiencing the highs, and overcoming the challenges, as we help take their business to the next level.”

I am part of the new investment team at Livingbridge. I focus my time on identifying and meeting exciting businesses, understanding what makes them special and making the right investments to maximise the full value creation capacity of Livingbridge to help them reach their potential.

After graduating from Manchester University I trained as a chartered accountant at PwC. I left PwC after five years to join Alantra Corporate Finance so I could spend more time advising mid-market businesses. I ultimately realised and that merely advising these businesses was not enough – I joined Livingbridge to get closer to the action and build long term relationships with management teams on their growth journey.

Outside of work I like all things sport, especially basketball and football- despite being a long-term suffering Birmingham City fan.

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