Meet the Investor...Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor works in BGF's Leeds office and covers the North of England, North Wales and Northern Ireland.

Describe yourself in three words.

Calm, approachable and unassuming

What was your first job?

In my early teens I had a paper round. Long-term, it wasn’t for me…

Name one person who you would like to have dinner with.

If he was still alive, George Best. Beers and stories with Bestie, what’s not to like!

Give us one positive prediction for UK entrepreneurs.

The taxation environment, both corporation tax and capital gains tax, will remain low going forward to encourage entrepreneurialism

What’s the best thing about your job?

Meeting different entrepreneurs and learning about a wide range of businesses

What’s the best quality in a leader?

Clear and frequent communication

What’s your favourite music/musician?


What skill would you most like to have?

The ability to play scratch golf

What’s your greatest personal achievement?

Being a proud Dad to my three kids, Harry, Louis and Isla

What deals have you worked on at BGF?

Springfield Healthcare, York Mailing, Xercise4less, VTL, J&B Recycling, Moda in Pelle, Cussins and Altec Engineering

Which word or phrase do you overuse?