FW Capital appoints new Investment Executive to Tees Valley office
FW Capital has expanded its North East investment team and
appointed Keith Barnes as Investment Executive. Keith joins the
flourishing team of 18 delivering part of the £400m Northern
Powerhouse Investment Fund in the North of England.
The NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance provides loan and mezzanine
investments of between £100,000 and £750,000 to businesses based in
the Tees Valley and Cumbria and North West of England.
FW Capital is also responsible for investing the £10 million
Tees Valley Catalyst Fund across the North East of England and the
new £10 million North East Property Fund.
Based in the business' Billingham offices, Keith will help Tees
Valley-based businesses secure funding and is responsible for
identifying and investing in eligible small and medium businesses
that require funding from the £102m NPIF - FW Capital Debt
With over 25 years of experience working with SMEs across North
East and Cumbria, Keith will utilise his knowledge and
expertise in banking to help businesses to achieve their growth
Before joining the FW Capital team Keith enjoyed 18 years with
Barclays, with 8 of those spent as a Relationship Director after a
year on secondment with One Northeast; the Regional Development
Agency. Following this, Keith moved to NatWest in 2008 as a
Relationship Director, working across the North East region.
Achieving anACIB qualification as well as a Chartered Banker’s
Certificate in Banking and Financial Management along the way,
Keith showcases all the tools to pair great funding opportunities
with great businesses.
Eager to promote NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance throughout
the region, Keith says: “It’s a real pleasure to join the FW
Capital team,” Keith said. “I’m really looking forward to working
with ambitious companies across the region, finding funding
solutions to meet their growth needs.”
Joanne Whitfield, Fund Manager at FW Capital is thrilled to
welcome Keith to the strong team of executives.
Talking on the appointment, Fund Manager Joanne Whitfield said:
“FW Capital is an established investor in the North East supporting
businesses through a number of our funds. I‘m delighted to welcome
Keith to the team to develop our presence in the North, giving us
the opportunity to support more businesses in the region in the
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported
financially by the European Union using funding from the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural
and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European