We are a leading, place-based impact investor and asset manager, with a focus on the South West of England. 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.
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.
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
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.
Investment Business Development Manager
Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive
BBRC Board Directors
Ruth Foreman - Chair
Mark Mansley - Deputy Chair
Dr Rob Brown
BBRC Advisory Council
Councillor Craig Cheney
Prof. Andy Salmon
Prof. Michele Barbour
Dr Andrew Garrad CBE FREng
Councillor Geoff Gollop OBE
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:
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