Head of Strategic Investment
Marion is a member of BGF’s executive team, sits on the national BGF Investment Committee for both BGF and BGF Ventures, and is responsible for BGF’s strategic investment activity.
Marion has over 20 years’ experience of funding small and medium sized companies across the UK. She joined BGF in October 2011 directly from Northstar, where as Chief Executive she led the successful development of this pre-eminent regional fund management business, focused on making long-term equity based investments in SMEs across the North East and Yorkshire markets. Prior to Northstar, Marion gained debt and equity investing experience with Barclays and 3i in London and has been directly involved in a range of deals covering buyouts, growth capital and early stage technology investments. At BGF Marion initially led the London and South East regional team to invest in over 30 companies, and successfully exit three of these – Unruly, The Exchange Lab and Plastique.
Marion has a BA (Hons) in Economics, lives in Hertfordshire and enjoys tennis, walking and visiting Northumberland.
“It has been an absolute privilege to be backing entrepreneurs across the UK to support their growth agenda, and to work with everyone at BGF to help companies scale up with our flexible and long term capital offering. We will continue to actively listen to entrepreneurs and ensure that BGF is ambitious in its own development to fully support SMEs that form the backbone of UK plc”.
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