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

Natalie Evans

PA to Head of New Business

Phil Frame


Rob Freer

Director, Head of Midlands

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

Prem Mohan Raj

Partner, Chief Financial Officer

Charlie Page

Financial Controller

Alison Pearce

Portfolio Personal Assistant

Jon Pickering

Partner and Head of Manchester

Ian Plumb

Head of Portfolio

George Potts

Investment Manager

John Rastrick

Partner and Head of Yorkshire and the North East

Tom Rowley


Magdalena Rusek

New Business Personal Assistant

Kirstie Sellars

Fund Analyst

Andrew Skinner

Investment Manager

Ray Stenton

Partner and Head of New Business

David Walters

Digital and Data Director

Ben Wildsmith

Portfolio Director