Seed to Buyout Success: North West Forum

BVCA | Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

BVCA | Private Equity & Venture Capital Association


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An opportunity for the private equity and venture capital industry to come together with senior leaders from local companies to network and discuss growth and investment strategies for businesses in the North West.


13.30: Guest registration and networking

14.00: Welcome

Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA and Ian Roberts, Partner, TLT

14.10: Investment in the North – market update

James Gelfer, Senior Strategist, Pitchbook

14.20: From angels to venture capital: who, how and when?

Panel discussion

  • Moderated by: Jenny Tooth, CEO, UK Business Angels Association
  • David Foreman, Managing Director, Praetura Ventures
  • Helen Oldham, Angel Investor, NorthInvest
  • Marc Shirman, Investment Director, Beringea
  • Ian Warwick, Managing Partner, Deepbridge Capital

14.45: UK Regional Angels Investment Program Mark Barry, Senior Investment Manager, British Business Bank

14.55: Entrepreneur viewpoint: Mojo Mortgages Richard Hayes, CEO & Co-Founder, Mojo Morgages

15.05: Funding and venture capital: How to stop chasing capital and start attracting

  • Moderated by: Chand Chudasama, Partner, Price Bailey
  • Richard Hayes, CEO & Co-Founder, Mojo Morgages
  • Oliver Richards, Investment Director, MMC Ventures
  • Alex Wilson, Investment Associate, NVM Private Equity

15.30: Refreshment break

16.00: Is PE a partnership for business and can it drive sustainable growth?

Panel discussion

  • Moderated by: Richard Life, Partner, TLT
  • Ryan Bevington, Investment Director, Maven Capital Partners
  • Liam May, Investment Director, NVM Private Equity
  • Neil Poultney, Managing Director, Vodat International
  • Tom Redpath, Investment Manager, Bridges Fund Management

16.25: From expansion to exits

Panel discussion

  • Moderated by, Tim Davidson, Senior Vice President, Lockton Insurance
  • Nicola McQuaid, Investment Manager, NorthEdge Capital
  • Andi Tomkinson, Partner, Equistone Partners Europe

16.50: Entrepreneur viewpoint

17.00: Closing remarks

Michael Moore, Director General, BVCA


Tim Hames

Tim Hames is the Director General of the BVCA. Tim started his professional career as a Lecturer in Politics at Oxford University where he obtained a doctorate and specialised in American and British Government. He became a journalist at The Times assuming the roles of Assistant Editor, chief lea...

James Gelfer

James Gelfer is a Senior Strategist at PitchBook Data, a leading provider of venture capital, private equity, and M&A research and analysis which Morningstar acquired in 2016. Gelfer launched PitchBook’s VC coverage in 2012 and currently leads PitchBook’s research initiatives in private equit...

Jenny Tooth

Jenny is the CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, the trade body for angel and early stage investing. She is also co-founder and Director of Angel Capital Group, which provides services designed to improve investment readiness and access to early stage investment for small firms, and create...

David Foreman

David co-founded Praetura with a background of over 12 years in corporate finance and venture capital. He qualified as an ACA with KPMG and has considerable experience in backing financial services and recurring revenue businesses. David has a focus on the application of data, IT and technology t...

Helen Oldham

Helen is a Founding Director at NorthInvest, a Yorkshire based (not for profit) investor platform which is accelerating the growth of tech start-ups and other tech businesses across the FinTech, Health Tech, Media and Tech For Good sectors. Helen and North Invest are giving tech businesses the s...

Marc Shirman

Marc is responsible for sourcing investments, executing deals and monitoring portfolio companies. He established the regional office of Beringea in Manchester where he is based. Before Beringea, Marc co-founded BEXS Capital, a growth investment and advisory firm and was responsible for the UK ma...

Ian Warwick

Managing Partner of Deepbridge Capital LLP a Technology Venture Business with a clear focus upon the commercialisation of emerging technologies with global reach. Managing a team with over 200 years of combined experience in our key sectors; Life Science, Eco-Innovation and Digital Technologies. ...

Mark Barry

Mark joined the investment team in November 2015. He focuses on all aspects of the deal process as well as monitoring existing portfolio companies. Prior to joining, Mark spent three years at PwC, Dublin, where he was a Senior Associate in the Asset Management department. Experience Company Name ...

Richard Hayes

Hi I’m Richard, Co-Founder and CEO of Mojo, a free online mortgage broker. Mojo uses cutting-edge tech and expert in-house advisers to make getting a mortgage feel less like the 1980s and more like the 21st Century. That means no taking time off work for appointments in a stuffy broker’s offic...

Chand Chudasama

Chand is a Partner in the Strategic Corporate Finance team. He is based in the City of London and works across the practice. Chand and his team engineer how to grow the value and performance of ambitious corporates, funds and disrupters. They achieve this by raising, re-allocating and deploying c...

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