Luke Johnson, the entrepreneur, investor and Sunday Times columnist, is investing in the British Design Fund and will be joining its Investment Panel. He is currently Chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners LLP, Chairman of Gail’s Artisan Bakery chain and on the board of Brompton Cycles.
The British Design Fund is due to close its latest round at the end of July and will be investing in a number of new product businesses. At a time of turmoil in the world’s business community, the Fund is committed to recognising and rewarding British creativity and entrepreneurialism.
Luke Johnson commented: “I believe this is a real moment in time to invest in well- designed British products and the Fund is very clear about this focus. The Fund’s combination of purpose and a desire to enable the future success of businesses is very attractive.”
David Motum, British Design Fund director, added: “We are delighted to have Luke on board. He brings years of experience and expertise and the team are looking forward to working with him. Luke’s support will be invaluable for the future and development of the BDF’’.
The Fund is still open to additional investors. For further information, please email CEO Damon Bonser – firstname.lastname@example.org