Keith Charlton

I invest in SME businesses with growth potential, structuring bespoke investments and then forming a partnership with them to help them flourish and fulfil their potential.

Based in our Wynyard Office, I work with North East businesses to provide appropriate funding through either the NPIF Teesside and Cumbria Debt Fund, or the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund.

I am a qualified chartered accountant, and I am a highly experienced investment professional, having worked in the venture capital sector since 2001. I have been involved in a number of investment opportunities over a wide range of sectors.

I have a valuable understanding of SMEs and the difficulties they face raising funds as well as first-hand experience of the key drivers of successful businesses.

Prior to joining FW Capital, I worked as an accountant in the City of London, in financial services regulation with the Securities and Investments Board (now the FCA), and in the Listing Department of the London Stock Exchange. 

I have acted as finance director to several North East SMEs, whilst fund raising, pre-investment appraisal/due diligence and financial management services to a number of local businesses.