"A day meeting a great new business is better than any day in the office."
I’m one of the Partners at Primary and a member of our Investment Committee.
I joined Primary in 2014 to lead the opening of Primary's Manchester office and lead our investment focus in the North and Scotland.
Other than a short secondment in Australia, I have spent my entire career based in Manchester. I am continually enthused at the quality of entrepreneurial, growth businesses led by talented management teams in our region.
Prior to Primary, I worked in private equity and corporate finance, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Andersen. I gained a degree in Politics from the University of Sheffield.
What Would Brian Bevan Say
A plug for two mates who run a fan's podcast for Warrington Wolves RLFC
The Life Scientific
My scientific education ended with Physics O level, but I enjoy these interviews with world leading scientists
The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
Autobiography of a Cumbrian sheep farmer who studied at Oxford, then returned to farming
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
A tender but frightening view of the near future
Recent Series / Documentary
Shakespearian plot. So many loathsome characters. Compelling
Favourite Series / Documentary
The Thick of It
Political satire at it's best
Spider-Man : Into the Spider-Verse
A very cool take on the classic superhero
A Northern classic
A family favourite, we return most years
Sun, surf, great food, great sport. What is there not to love?
Surfing (or attempting to) in Tenerife
Great fun and good to get away
The Stone Roses at Spike Island (1990)
For one day, it was the centre of the universe
Inn at Whitewell
... and a beer after a morning's skiing
"Everything in moderation, including moderation"