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.

Nassim Ahmed

Deal Origination Executive

Andy Ball


Grant Berry

Managing Partner

Katy Blake

Personal Assistant

Catherine Bucko

Talent Manager

Rina Chauhan-Platt

Personal Assistant

Jordana Cropper

Investment Director

Victoria Crossley

Financial Accountant

Katie Desmond

Personal Assistant

Natalie Evans

Personal Assistant

Phil Frame

Director, Head of North West

James Hales

Director, Head of Origination

Caroline Johnstone

Executive Assistant

Jake Jones

Assistant Accountant

Michael Joseph


Derek Knowles

Head of Operations

James Marshall

James Marshall

Investment Director

Dan Matkin

Investment Director

Liam May



Nicola McQuaid

Investment Director

Jessica Metcalf

Personal Assistant

Lucie Mills

Head of Business Transformation


Maninder Minhas

Investment Manager

Prem Mohan Raj

Partner, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin O’Loughlin

Investment Director

Charlie Page

Financial Controller

Keven Parker

Partner, Head of Portfolio

Jon Pickering

Partner and Head of New Business

Simon Pooler

Senior Adviser

George Potts


Andrew Skinner

Director, Head of Midlands


Tom Rowley

Director, Head of Yorkshire & North East

Ray Stenton

Managing Partner

Lloyd Williams