Barry joined BGF in September 2013 and is based out of Leeds, covering the Yorkshire & North East region. As an Investor, Barry’s main role is to originate, execute and deliver new investment opportunities whilst at the same time retaining involvement through board interaction with his previous investments. He currently holds a number of non-executive board positions within the region.
Prior to joining the BGF, Barry spent 11 years at Deloitte in Leeds including 8 years in the Corporate Finance Advisory team where he gained extensive experience working on a range of transactions including private equity buy-side, sell-side, corporate transactions and other strategic advisory work.
Barry is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Prior to joining Deloitte, he gained a degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) from the University of Warwick. He lives in North Leeds and is married with two children and outside of work spends the majority of his time with his family and keeps fit by going to the gym regularly.
“I joined BGF because I wanted to work with ambitious entrepreneurs across a wide range of sectors, helping businesses with equity finance in order to unlock the next phase of growth. Our approach means that we build long-term and meaningful relationships with management teams and the growth nature of the companies we back generally means every week is different which provides great challenge and variety.”
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