BGF strengthens Talent Network

August 2014

BGF has appointed Victoria Robson as part of its Talent Network team, to further develop the firm’s relationships with a broad network of experienced business leaders.

Victoria’s role as Talent Network Manager will be to cultivate BGF’s relationships with a range of experienced senior business leaders in order to offer BGF investee companies unique access to a pool of expert and inspirational talent. BGF has already introduced 48 senior Non-Executive Chairman and Directors to its growing portfolio of over 60 investee companies.

As a resident of the city, Victoria joins the Leeds office and will work across BGF’s seven national offices, with a particular focus on building BGF’s regional network across the north which includes Manchester, Leeds, the North East, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Victoria was formerly with Directorbank, where she gained thirteen years’ experience managing the firm’s relationships with senior executives and non-executives across a range of sectors and geographies but with a particular focus on healthcare. During her time at Directorbank, Victoria placed Executive and Non–Executive board directors on a permanent and interim basis for a diverse client base including VC funds; privately owned enterprises; mid-market private equity firms and mid-cap public companies.

Cate Poulson, Head of the BGF Talent Network, commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Victoria to the Talent Network team. She will be an invaluable asset to BGF as we build partnerships with management teams not only in the north but also more generally across the UK. Our aim is to develop a broad network of experienced directors with wide ranging skills, in order to drive the growth and development of the businesses that we invest in. Our portfolio in the north and in Scotland has been growing at a fantastic pace and we need to invest in the Talent Network to match this investment momentum and in order to offer the best to our portfolio.”

Victoria added:

“Throughout my career I have built strong and enduring relationships candidates and management teams alike. I am delighted to be joining BGF at this exciting time. BGF’s Talent Network has achieved tremendous momentum in a short space of time and I am looking forward to helping provide the level of support BGF backed businesses deserve.”