Stephen Welton has over 20 years of experience in the development capital and private equity industry. He joined the Business Growth Fund in 2010 after ten years with private equity firm CCMP Capital (formerly JP Morgan Partners). He has extensive experience as an investor working with private companies, most recently as chairman of engineering business Edwards, and is an adviser to the government’s business bank.


Why follow-on investment is crucial to fulfilling business potential

Funding constraints can be terminal for growth businesses, which is why follow-on support must become a key component of an investor and company relationship.


Growth is back on the agenda for ambitious UK businesses

Positive market figures and a renewed focus on the future bodes well for SME growth during 2014.

Financial Management

Thinking about the options for finance as an SME

Growing businesses are often scared of the idea of accepting external finance, but funding is in many ways just another supply to be procured, argues Stephen Welton.


Entrepreneurs, don’t be afraid to ask for help

Surround yourself with the best people for the job and your business will reap the benefit.

Alternative Finance for Business

Giving equity finance a chance

After an era rich in debt, equity financing provides a more sustainable growth track.


Stephen Welton