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Stephen Welton

Executive Chairman

I was born in Johannesburg and came to England when I was 11.  Instead of ending up as a game warden (!) I went on to study Law at Durham University, and then qualified at the Bar.

Recognising that my skills were best suited to the financial world I joined an American bank to get a very thorough training, and have subsequently spent my career in the Private Equity industry. That involved time as a Managing Director of Barclays Private Equity, and a Managing Partner of JP Morgan Partners, before establishing as Founding CEO, the Business Growth Fund (“BGF”) in 2011, now the largest growth capital investor in the UK with £2.5bn AUM, 16 offices and a portfolio of 350 investments.

I am married with three children and live in Sussex.

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