Matt Widdall


Matt joined BGF in 2013 and is based in Manchester. He works with entrepreneurial businesses across the North of England, identifying and executing investment opportunities. He also sits on the board to help support these companies once within BGF’s portfolio. As part of Matt’s role, he leads BGF’s investment in AIM listed businesses across the North.

Matt has 16 years’ experience working in the corporate finance environment, a large part of that in Deloitte’s Corporate Finance team in Manchester where he was a director since 2007 and for two years as a director in the Lloyds Bank Acquisition Finance team before joining BGF. Over that time, he has advised on or led the funding to a large number of growth capital and private equity transactions across multiple sectors.

Matt qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 1998. He has a BSc Hons in Chemistry from Sheffield University and previously attended school in Nottingham (going to school as a Derby County fan in Nottingham wasn’t easy). He is married with three children. Matt remains is a keen sportsman, having played a lot of tennis, football and rugby in his time, but has found a passion for cycling and triathlon over recent years.

“We have a unique opportunity at BGF to support some of the UK’s best entrepreneurs through a key stage in their businesses’ development. I’m extremely excited about the difference we can make over the long term and and am delighted that I can be part of this growth journey for so many growing companies in our region.”

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