8th January 2024

Philip Newborough

Philip co-founded Bridges in 2002 alongside Michele Giddens and Sir Ronald Cohen. He was CEO of the business from 2002 to 2024, overseeing Bridges’ investment activity across all its strategies and geographies, and personally led Bridges’ successful investments in The Gym Group, The Office Group, The Hoxton, Simply Switch and Viva Gym, among others. In his […]

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12th March 2024

Henry Jones

Henry is Partner and Head of Value Creation at Bridges, where he works closely with our investment professionals, impact specialists and portfolio management teams to optimise the commercial and impact performance of our portfolio companies. An experienced business leader and operator, Henry has over 25 years of experience in disruptive services and technology companies. His […]

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8th January 2024

Emma Thorne

Emma focuses on new and existing investments within Bridges’ Sustainable Growth Funds strategy, which partners with high growth, purpose-led companies to help them scale-up their operations and impact. Two investments she is particularly passionate about (and sits on the board of) are Vegetarian Express, which helps over 4,000 chefs create great plant-based menus, and Impact […]

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8th January 2024

James Hurrell

James is a partner under Bridges’ Growth Business strategy, working with portfolio companies and on new investment opportunities. He has 15 years of investment banking and private equity experience and is passionate about the role of impact investing in addressing social and environmental challenges. James has worked on a range of investments across the investment […]

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13th March 2024

Simon Braham

Simon is a partner in the Sustainable Growth Funds. Based in Manchester, he is responsible for originating and leading Bridges’ investments across the North of England. Simon is a highly-experienced private equity investor and non-executive director who has worked across a wide variety of sectors, including TMT, healthcare, leisure, support services, consumer goods and industrial […]

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8th January 2024

Kyle Bentwood

Kyle leads origination efforts for the firm’s private equity investment strategies. He is responsible for generating new opportunities by sourcing mission-driven businesses with ambitions to address social and environmental challenges at scale. Kyle works closely with the teams to develop and explore attractive investment themes and business models. He leads on managing advisory relationships and […]

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8th January 2024

Olivia Iloetonma

Olivia joined Bridges in 2021 to work on the Growth Business strategy and Bridges Evergreen. She works on due diligence for new investment opportunities, growth plan development for portfolio companies and value creation alongside management teams within the portfolio. Prior to Bridges, Olivia worked at Volta Capital where she developed and managed investment vehicles for […]

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12th March 2024

Emma Moberly

Emma joined Bridges in 2022 and is an Associate in our Sustainable Growth Funds team, where she works on due diligence of new investment opportunities and value creation within the portfolio. Previously, Emma worked in the strategy team at the Wellcome Trust and at L.E.K., where she supported clients on commercial due diligence and strategy […]

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13th March 2024

Tom Mountford

Tom works closely with portfolio companies in our Growth Business and Evergreen strategies, helping them to define their growth strategies, execute their value creation priorities and deliver transformational change. He also brings his strategic, commercial and operational experience to supporting the diligence process for new investments. Prior to Bridges, Tom worked at HSBC. He started […]

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12th March 2024

Edouard Pessans

Edouard is an Investment Associate in our Sustainable Growth Funds team, where he works on assessing new investment opportunities, alongside developing companies in our existing portfolio. Previously to joining Bridges, he worked as an Investment Banking Associate in the Diversified Industries team at J.P. Morgan in London. Edouard holds a Master of Science in Management […]

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13th March 2024

Oliver Wyncoll

Oliver joined Bridges in 2014 attracted by its impact focus. He has extensive experience in working with high-growth companies, both as a lender and investor. Oliver leads the investment activities of the Sustainable Growth team, identifying and managing investments in high-growth entrepreneurial businesses that contribute to sustainable solutions for many of the major challenges faced […]

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13th March 2024

Orinta Svarubaite

Orinta joined Bridges in 2022 as an assistant to our Sustainable Growth Funds team. Prior to this, she worked as a Customer Success Executive in a website design company, and has also worked as an Office Receptionist in a charity focused on protecting wetlands and wildlife. Orinta holds a BA in Recreation and Tourism from […]

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