The Forward Thinking CFO – Episode 12 – Alistair Brew – Business Growth Fund

In this episode of The Forward Thinking CFO, Alistair Brew from Business Growth Fund (better known as BGF) discusses his role as one of the key figures at a fund that has made over 400 investments in growing businesses since its launch in 2011.

Growing businesses will always need funding, which means that Alistair’s role as one of the key figures at BGF is to help CFOs at burgeoning organisations get their hands on all-important cash. At the last count, the fund had made over 400 investments since its launch in 2011.

Before joining BGF, Alistair worked with Close Brothers and Octopus Ventures, building a seasoned career in small company investment. With so much experience in helping to fund businesses at important stages of their growth, Chris gave some priceless insights.

Listen to discover:

– What sets BGF aside as a ‘different kind of investor’ to banks or PE houses
– The importance of long-term relationships between businesses and their investors.
– How Investment Committees work, and what they look for in companies.

If you’re an entrepreneur or a business looking for growth capital, this episode will give you a fascinating insight into what investors are ultimately looking for in a growing organisation.

If you want to find out more about Alistair, check out his LinkedIn profile –

If you want to learn more about the Business Growth Fund, have a look at their website at –

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a CFO of a growing business, we know you’ll find this episode with Alistair fascinating.

We’re keen to hear your thoughts on the series so far, so please do get in touch below or at ku.oc.satiremun@ofni


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