Gemma joined BGF in August 2013 and is based in the Edinburgh office. Gemma’s main role is to identify and successfully execute investments for BGF across the Central Belt of Scotland. As part of her role, she works with the boards of ACS Clothing, Mono Global Group and Stevenswood.
Prior to joining BGF, Gemma worked at Maven Capital Partners for four years and was based in their Glasgow office. At Maven she was involved in executing and completing private equity transactions, including mezzanine finance to Scottish SMEs across multiple sectors and assisted with successfully securing fund management mandates.
Gemma began her career as a corporate solicitor at DLA Piper Scotland, where she was involved with private equity and M&A transactions. She has an LLB Honours Degree and Diploma in Legal Practice from Edinburgh University.
“The best part of my role at BGF is meeting ambitious entrepreneurs, getting to understand how their businesses operate and then working with them to deliver their growth plans – you learn something new from every company you meet.”
Patrick joined BGF in March 2012 and is based in Edinburgh. Patrick covers the central belt of Scotland and Northern Ireland, where he identifies and invests in growing businesses.
Patrick has 15 years’ investing and corporate finance experience leading investments into over 30 businesses. Prior to BGF, Patrick was Investment Director at Sigma Capital Group, where he focused on providing development capital into the general tech and clean tech sectors across the UK and Europe. In a number of cases, Patrick also joined the board of the companies. Patrick began his career at Deloitte & Touche, working in the financial services team as well as the corporate finance department specialising in SMEs.
Patrick has an honours degree in Law from Edinburgh University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.
“My role at BGF gives me a fantastic platform to meet and interact with a vast array of entrepreneurs and business people. It is immensely rewarding to have the opportunity to work with these individuals, and the wider management teams, to create further value in their businesses.”
- Braidwater (Board Director)
- Stevenswood (Board Director)
- Jumpstart (Board Director)
- Duncan and Todd (Board Director)
- AFG Media
- M Squared Lasers (Board Director)
- Campion Homes (Board Director)
- RiverRidge Recycling (Board Director)
- Bar Soba (Board Director)