Our team

150 years’ experience in private equity

Based in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, NorthEdge’s Investment Team has 150 years’ experience in private equity and several Partners have worked together for approaching 20 years. The Team’s strength is based on trust, delivery, expertise and a partnership approach. The firm was launched in 2009 by three Founding Partners – Andy Ball, Grant Berry and Dan Wright. Michael Joseph joined in 2010 and Ray Stenton in 2011. Many of the team members are former colleagues at the private equity arm of the Lloyds Banking Group, LDC where they helped establish a successful business beyond the capital.

Andy Ball


Grant Berry

Managing Partner

Catherine Britten

Personal Assistant

Catherine Bucko

Deal Origination Executive

John Breheny


Jordana Cropper

Portfolio Manager

Victoria Crossley

Management Accountant

Katie Desmond


Natalie Evans

Personal Assistant

Phil Frame


Rob Freer

Director, Head of Midlands

Chloe Grinter

Personal Assistant

James Hales

Head of Origination

Greg Holmes

Investment Executive

Jake Jones

Accounts Administrator

Michael Joseph


Derek Knowles

Head of Administration

James Marshall

Investment Manager

Dan Matkin

Investment Manager

Nicola McQuaid

Investment Manager

Keven Parker

Partner, Head of Portfolio

Prem Mohan Raj

Partner, Chief Financial Officer

Charlie Page

Financial Controller

Alison Pearce

Personal Assistant

Jon Pickering

Partner and Head of Manchester

Ian Plumb

Portfolio Director

George Potts

Investment Manager

John Rastrick

Partner and Head of Yorkshire and the North East

Tom Rowley


Magdalena Rusek

Personal Assistant

Andrew Skinner

Investment Director

Ray Stenton

Partner and Head of New Business

Andy Tupholme

Portfolio Director