8th January 2024

Michele Giddens

Michele co-founded Bridges alongside Philip Newborough and Sir Ronald Cohen in 2002 and was Co-CEO alongside Philip Newborough from 2019-2024. Michele became CEO in summer 2024 and oversees all Bridges’ investment activity across our platform of funds, as well as strategy, operations, people and all other aspects of the business. Michele has played a leading […]

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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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8th January 2024

Maggie Loo

Maggie looks after client relationships for our platform of funds and has been involved with or led the raising of the firm’s eight most recent funds, spanning private equity, property and social outcomes contracts. These have included successive funds in existing strategies as well as the development of new strategies to the Bridges platform. Before […]

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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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13th March 2024

Olivia Prentice

Olivia is a partner and Head of Impact, responsible for Bridges’ impact strategy and impact management practice across all funds. Olivia also leads the firm’s research and development efforts to promote the growth of the wider sustainable and impact investment sector. Previously, Olivia co-founded the Impact Management Project (IMP), an ambitious sector-wide initiative to build […]

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8th January 2024

Simon Ringer

Simon is a partner at Bridges and is responsible for leading our property investment strategy. Simon has spent over 20 years in the property industry. For the majority of his career, he has been involved in fund management and banking. He was instrumental in the creation of the property fund management business of Charterhouse Bank […]

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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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8th January 2024

Henry Pepper

Jane is a partner within the property strategy.

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13th March 2024

Mila Lukic

Mila is a Partner and Head of Outcomes Partnerships at Bridges.  Mila founded and leads Bridges Outcomes Partnerships where she oversees the portfolio and leads the development of new outcomes models.  Mila manages capital from pioneering social investors to support programmes dedicated to empowering people to improve their lives, in areas ranging from education and […]

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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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12th March 2024

Guy Bowden

Guy is a partner within the property strategy. He is responsible for the acquisition, asset management and ultimate disposal of property investments. He has led a number of successful deals comprising over 1m sq. ft., including the recent successful exits of Edmund Street, Birmingham and Airedale House, Leeds. With over 30 years’ experience in the property […]

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