About Us

We are a leading, place-based impact investor and asset manager. We invest in real estate, infrastructure and businesses to deliver attractive returns for investors and strong social, economic and environmental outcomes for local communities.

Place-based, impact investing in the West of England and its neighbouring regions

As our region’s first, home-grown, place-based investor, we aim to transform the way finance delivers impact. 

Our vision

We believe that purposeful businesses and social enterprises can help solve some of our region’s biggest problems so that everyone can thrive. By channelling investment in the right way to the right places, we can see regional priorities met and a more resilient economy emerge.

Our approach

We channel capital into the regional economy in a way that increases its social, economic and environmental benefits.  Our regional insight and connections create a healthier economy, which enables impact to multiply naturally, giving organisations a better chance of delivering on revenue and impact goals.

For Charities and Social Enterprises

For purposeful businesses

For ESG and impact investors

Our portfolio

We’re investing in businesses and social enterprises across all sectors, stages and size. Our goal is to create a networked and thriving portfolio that balances impact with financial returns.

The story so far

Founded in 2015, BBRC has evolved into a proven leader in place-based impact investment, with over £50m invested, leveraged and brokered into deals across the broad areas of housing, community and wellbeing, and net zero.

BBRC is committed to backing Bristol’s social and environmental businesses, with our £10m City Funds 1.0 reaching its final stages of deployment. We have an ambitious five-year strategy to deliver a Regional Net Zero Fund, a Regional Housing Impact Fund and to increase investments and impacts tenfold.

BBRC Team

Ed Rowberry

Chief Executive

Laura Barrow

Finance Director

Paul Dennis-Jones

Chief Investment Officer

Jari Moate

Investment Director
Portfolio Analyst

Georgina Cremin

Impact Investment Associate

Maggie Pirolli

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

Jason Fleming

Shane James

Head of Operations

Sheika Johnston

Local Access Partnership Programme Manager (hosted by Voscur)

Stephen Le Fanu

Business Development Associate

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BBRC Board Directors

Ruth Foreman - Chair

Marika Mansley - Deputy Chair

Jason Smerdon

Ed Rowberry

Laura Barrow

Richard Leeming

Nick Houghton-Brown

Rachel Tonkin

Dr Rob Brown

Tim Ross

Leonie Fleming

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BBRC Advisory Council

Ellen Powley

Bill Marshall

Councillor Craig Cheney

Prof. Andy Salmon

William Liew

Rebecca Mear

Prof. Michele Barbour

Dr Andrew Garrad CBE FREng

Simon Cooper

Councillor Geoff Gollop OBE

Jos Moule

Jessica Vallentine

Claire Kearney

Waliur Rahman

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Stakeholders

BBRC is a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee, and membership in the CIC is comprised of Foundation Members and Ordinary Members. We are owned and supported by the following organisations:

Grow your impact with us

Join us in creating a better future for our region.

Get in touch

BBRC is an award-winning and nationally recognised impact investor and asset manager, based firmly in the west. Get in touch now by calling 0117 471 2650, emailing [email protected] or by completing the form below.

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