Mr. Stephen Welton serves as Executive Chairman at BGF. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer at BGF. He is a Board Member at MyTutor (UK). He is also an Angel Investor. As CEO of BGF, Stephen is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the company. Since its launch in 2011 and under Stephen's leadership, BGF has grown to become the most active provider of growth capital for small and mid-sized companies in the UK. Prior to BGF, Stephen was Managing Director of Barclays Private Equity and Henderson Ventures, which he co-founded. In 2013 he was appointed as an Advisor to the UK government regarding the establishment of the British Business Bank. He has served as an independent director on a broad range of companies both in the UK and internationally during the past 25 years. Stephen started his career in banking, has a law degree from Durham University and is a qualified Barrister-at-Law. He also serves as Executive Advisor at CCMP Capital Advisors. He also serves as Non Executive Director at Intermediate Capital Group.