Loz O'Connor

I am responsible for identifying and investing in eligible SMEs that require funding from the £162.2m NPIF Debt Finance Fund, focusing on the North West of England.

When private sector funding options are limited, it's really rewarding when I am able to support SMEs with growth funding, allowing them to create new employment and increase prosperity.

I was previously part of the FW Capital team which successfully delivered the £45 million North West Fund for Loans Plus, which was part of the £155 million North West Fund.

I joined FW Capital in December 2014 with an established professional network of introducers in the North West of England, and I am part of a strong investment team based in Cumbria, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston.

Originally from Manchester, and a former business development manager with RBS based in various locations in England, I returned to the North West of England over 7 years ago to work with SMEs with turnovers up to £30 million.