We bring focus to our invested companies. Our management team have all started, bought and sold companies. We have the experience and background to empathise with the founders and management of determined and ambitious companies.
We support early-stage companies from two distinct industry sectors: Risk Management plus Sports and Leisure. We help our invested companies boost sales and margins by using the skills available in our unique executive hot-swap teams.
We are continually looking for young companies that are seeking to re-ignite their growth and for companies that are planning a trade sale in the next 2 to 3 years and would like help and support to ensure they realise their maximum exit valuation.
Current investments include companies in: business continuity; data backup; insurance; personal security; concierge services; michelin star restaurants; recruitment; television and movies; online art dealerships.
Our management team have all started, bought and sold companies
Richard Pursey: CEO
Richard has over 25 years of business experience in the UK SME business environment having started and sold a number of companies in the technology and leisure industries.
Sharon Pursey: Associate Director
Sharon started her career in the Travel Industry growing and developing the family firm, Selective Travel Ltd’s, business travel management business from it’s inception to an annual turnover of £2.5m with three branches.
Ted Hailey: Finance
Ted built Fibernet (UK data comms) into a FTSE 250 listed telecoms company operating in 4 countries. IPO on AIM in 1996 and main listing on LSE in 1998. He raised a total of £100m in equity.
"Portridge Capital always asked the questions we didn't want asked and helped us see things we couldn't see ourselves!"Ray Stride, MD Global Continuity RSA
"Our business needed a fresh strategy and a stronger financial footing. Portridge delivered on all counts."Pete Gostling, MD Logis Technology
"Portridge gave us an immediate depth and strength to our management team giving us greater confidence to push our business to new levels."Jon Clarke, Founder and Director, Morgan Jones
"Portridge Capital brought us renewed focus and allowed us to take the business to the next level."John Gray, MD, Gray Matters
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