Gary joined BFS in 2010 after four and a half years at the Northwest Regional Development Agency, where he was Business Finance Development Manager. During his time at the Agency, he managed the informal equity service Northwest Business Angels (NWBA) and developed financial products worth £40 million, including the SME loan scheme Small Loans for Business, leveraging funding from ERDF NW Programme 2007-2013.
At BFS his role is to secure capital and contracts which allow BFS to continue to develop and deliver a broad range of alternative finance products. Which to date include: GM Business Loans, the NEA Loan scheme, Start-up Loans, Co Angel Investment, the GM Export Fund and the NW Micro Loan Fund.
After graduating from Manchester University with a degree in Economics, Gary consolidated his knowledge at KPMG, before running a successful event management company for 20 years.