NorthEdge considers more Yorkshire offices

THE co-founder of NorthEdge Capital has said that the private equity firm could open more offices in Yorkshire.

Andy Ball, who co-founded NorthEdge in 2009, has delivered a bullish assessment of UK economic prospects.

The firm already has offices in Manchester and Leeds, and is working on five deals across the North of England.

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Mr Ball told The Yorkshire Post: “We’re going to be close to where the investments are made. If anything, we will end up opening offices in other towns across the north.

“There’s a real potential for more offices in Yorkshire. We’re busier than we have ever have been.”

In April last year, NorthEdge Capital invested £11m in Help-Link, valuing the Leeds-based home heating business at £30m.

Mr Ball is an industry veteran who joined LDC in Leeds in 1996, and then opened up the firm’s Manchester office in 2000.

He said NorthEdge was purely focused on investing in businesses based in the North of England.

Mr Ball added: “I am really proud of the team we’ve put together at NorthEdge and the culture we have created.

“It really is a great business to be part of. As an ex-colleague once said ‘values aren’t just something that you have on a poster and wish you could exhibit – you have to live them’.”

Full interview: Page 8