Andy Leach.

Andy is based in Manchester with responsibility for sourcing new investment opportunities in the North West.

Andy has 29 years of private equity experience, with the last 23 being focused on the North West of England. He was previously CEO of North West Business Finance, which managed the £185m North West Fund, created to support small-to-medium sized businesses across the North West region. Prior to this he was a Director of LDC in Manchester, with prime responsibility for managing LDC’s Northern investment portfolio. Andy also established Montagu Capital, a sister company to Montagu Private Equity, set up to invest in UK based businesses in the sub-£50m value range. He first worked in the North West 3i’s Manchester Office, spending 10 years as part of the investment team where his deals included the initial investment made by 3i into Pets at Home. Andy represents NVM on the board of Customs Connect, The fresh Group, Buoyant Holdings, Love Saving Group and Entertainment Magpie Group.

Personal assistant:

Anne-Louise Gent