Peter Capper boosts FW Capital's North West investment team
A successful fund management firm which is actively looking to
provide development capital to ambitious businesses across Cumbria
has strengthened its team in the county.
FW Capital has brought in experienced investment executive Peter
Capper to help identify firms across South Cumbria that could
benefit from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF)
FW Capital is responsible for managing £102m of Northern
Powerhouse Debt Finance Funds with a focus in the North West, Tees
Valley and Cumbria. NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance can
provide loans and mezzanine investments of between £100,000 and
£750,000 which are available to eligible small and medium-sized
firms that can demonstrate growth potential.
Peter is the newest member of FW Capital's 25-strong team across
the North of England, with his role being to focus primarily on,
Barrow, Millom and the South Lakes area.
Peter has spent most of his 40-year career in the North West
banking sector, most recently looking after the business needs of a
portfolio of SMEs across Lancashire and Cumbria for Santander, and
has extensive experience of working with growing companies at every
stage of their development.
To cover the region Peter will work out of FW Capital’s Penrith
offices and will also be based at the offices of Furness
Development Forum. He will be spending much of his time out and
about, developing new relationships with businesses across South
Cumbria and helping them put everything in place they need to
become 'investment ready.'
Peter Capper says: "The region I'm covering has an enviable
industrial heritage, and there's a huge range of expertise,
capabilities and opportunities here on which we're looking to
"Companies outside the UK's major cities are often at a
disadvantage when it comes to tendering for major supply chain
contracts, and the capital we have available can help them compete
on a more level playing field by enabling them bring in the
resources, accreditations and expertise they need to do so.
"Having been born and raised in the North West, and having
worked with SMEs across the region for many years, I felt my
experience and talents were ideally suited to this role, and I'm
looking forward to helping as many regional firms as I can make
successful investment applications."
Gary Guest, fund manager at FW Capital, adds: “Peter brings a
wealth of lending experience to our North West team, as well as a
detailed knowledge of the regional economy that will be invaluable
in helping to identify and support firms in which we might be able
"NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance is designed to facilitate growth
and create jobs across North West England, and we're excited at the
commercial potential that it will help to unlock in the years to
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
For further information on NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance and FW
Capital's investment criteria, visit www.fwcapital.co.uk or contact
the investment team on 01768 213074.