FW Capital adds to Bristol team
FW Capital has welcomed Jordan Berg to the recently launched Bristol team located at Broad Quay.
Berg joins as an investment executive and will work alongside David Goodall to deliver finance to SME businesses in the South West through the British Business Bank’s new £200m South West Investment Fund. Since the fund launched in July FW Capital has received in excess of 70 enquiries with funding requests ranging from £100,000 to £2m across a variety of sectors including technology, quantum physics, recruitment, accommodation, and training.
FW Capital is managing the South West Investment Fund debt finance for the north of the region, providing commercial loans of £100,000 to £2m to businesses in Bristol, Gloucestershire, North and North East Somerset and Wiltshire. The South West Investment Fund was recently launched by the British Business Bank and is aimed at fostering growth and prosperity for new and growing businesses across the South West.
Berg is an experienced financial professional and joins FW Capital from his previous role as business manager at SWIG Finance where he provided finance to viable SMEs and start-ups across Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset & Wiltshire. Jordan has also worked at Barclays for eight years in Business Banking in relationship management and business development roles.
He said: “I’m joining FW Capital at an exciting time following the recent launch of the South West Investment Fund. I’m looking forward to making a real impact and using my experience working with businesses ranging from start-ups all the way through to those more established companies who are looking to invest in further growth and maximise new market opportunities. At the heart of my role is supporting the economy and encouraging job creation. I’ll be working with my introducer and professional network across the South West to talk about the funding available and looking proactively for investment opportunities.”
David Goodall, FW Capital fund manager, added: “Jordan has fantastic experience in supporting SMEs across the region and we’re delighted to have him onboard. The first month of the South West Investment Fund has gone well with us receiving enquiries from a diverse range of businesses. There are lots of positive conversations happening across the region with our extensive network and we’re keen to support businesses that may not be able to obtain finance through traditional mainstream channels. The expansion of the team in Bristol highlights our commitment to delivering SWIF and supporting the growth of the South West economy.”