Ian Downing


Ian joined BGF in September 2011 and is based in Birmingham, with responsibility for sourcing, completing and managing investments across the Midlands.

Before BGF, Ian was the CFO of Quotient Clinical, a provider of specialised drug development services to the global pharmaceutical sector. He also spent 10 years at 3i, where he completed over 20 investments across a range of sectors and represented 3i on the board of over 30 companies, helping them to grow and ultimately to exit via trade sale, flotation and refinancing. He started his career as an electronic engineer at Jaguar Cars, where he developed technologies for autonomous vehicles.

Ian has a Physics Degree from Warwick University.

I have enjoyed seeing many people create really successful and valuable companies through the application of entrepreneurial talent, relentless drive, and patient capital. Helping more companies to achieve that success is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

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Phone Number:
Birmingham: 0121 233 8717
Mobile: 07976 439771
Email Address: ian.downing@bgf.co.uk