At DWDG, we truly believe that business enterprise is a very good thing.

Forecasters reckon that a 1% increase in high-growth business in the UK could create over 230,000 jobs and add over £35bn of value to the UK economy within 3 years.

Not bad, hey?

Equally, there is a body of evidence showing that carefully invested support, expertise and resource (in our case ‘with and through our charitable partners) can have a significant social impact on reducing poverty, and supporting vulnerable groups, family and innovation in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. 10% of our total capital returns and 10% of our time will be invested in this way over the next 5 years.

Our mission?

To enable your business to reach its true potential.

Rob Crossland – Partner

Non-Executive Chairman of three portfolio businesses.

Founder of Optionis: grew from one person in 2000 to 280 staff and £350m in revenue in 2017.

Led two PE-backed MBOs, numerous acquisitions and PE deal in 2017 to exit.

Former North West CEO of the Year and North Entrepreneur of the Year.

Former vice-chairman/Owner of Hull Kingston Rovers.

Portfolio of projects that ‘do good’.

Colin Williams – Partner

Non-Exec Chairman of two portfolio businesses.

Supported transition of Acteon from UWG Group and 300 Staff, through two PE deals to $1billion sale to KKR in 2012.

Led development of significant mergers in Financial Services, Banking, Media and Law.

Worked with start ups such as Woodscrew Supply in 1989 (now Screwfix), Intrinsic and Mfuse.

Former Governing Body Board Director at Wrexham AFC.

22 years serving international programme on eradication of needless blindness.

Jim Tully – Partner

Business leader and lawyer.

Over 25 years’ experience as principal and advisor in private practice and industry, now with various business (including non-exec), legal and charitable roles.

Works with and for family owned and private businesses, entrepreneurs and management teams, private equity houses and investee companies, listed companies, partnerships and co-operatives.

Lesley Allen – Finance and Administration

Manager of all aspects of finance and administration.

Previously held a range of customer services management positions in aviation, business services and construction.

Plays an active role in supporting our social Impact work.