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Joanne Whitfield

Fund Manager

Joanne is FW Capital’s Fund Manager in the North East. She leads a team of Investment and Portfolio Executives across offices in Newcastle and Tees Valley. She is responsible for managing the £10m Tees Valley Catalyst Fund which is available across the North East, and the £102m NPIF Debt Finance Fund, with a focus on the Tees Valley, but with the ability to support SMEs in Yorkshire and Humber. Joanne also oversees the management of the new £10 million North East Property Fund - which offers loans to smaller construction companies for non-speculative commercial and residential developments. 
 
She was also responsible for the successful delivery of the £24.39m North East Growth Plus Fund, part of the £160m Finance for Business North East Fund.

Joanne joined FW Capital in 2010 and has a strong track record of making debt and equity investments in growing businesses. She is an experienced investment professional having worked in venture capital for over 13 years. During that time she has led investments into companies at all stages of development across a broad range of sectors and has backed many of the successful businesses based in the North East.

She studied Mathematical Engineering at the University of Leeds and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having completed her training with Deloitte & Touche. She also holds the ICAEW Corporate Finance qualification.