James Hales

Head of Origination 0161 828 2541

James is Head of Origination at NorthEdge having spent seven years in Corporate Finance at Clearwater International where he was a Director responsible for generating mid-market opportunities and managing the Deal Origination team.

James has experience across a number of sectors meeting with management teams to understand their plans and joined NorthEdge to identify new investment opportunities via growth and development capital, management buy-outs, equity release and buy-and-build opportunities.


Andy Ball


Grant Berry

Managing Partner

Catherine Britten

Personal Assistant

Catherine Bucko

Deal Origination Executive

John Breheny


Natalie Evans

Personal Assistant

Phil Frame


Rob Freer

Director, Head of Midlands

James Hales

Head of Origination

Katie Desmond


Greg Holmes

Investment Executive

Jake Jones

Accounts Administrator

Michael Joseph


Derek Knowles

Head of Administration

Jordana Cropper

Portfolio Manager

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

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

Personal Assistant

Andrew Skinner

Investment Manager

Ray Stenton

Partner and Head of New Business

David Walters

Digital and Data Director

Ben Wildsmith

Portfolio Director