British Design Fund recruits entrepreneur Luke Johnson to investment panel

The British Design Fund (BDF) sad entrepreneur and investor Luke Johnson is investing in the fund and will be joining its investment panel.

The fund, which invests in and supports early stage UK-based product and manufacturing firms, said it is also due to close its latest round at the end of July and will be investing in a number of new product businesses, adding that it is still open to additional investors.

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“At a time of turmoil in the worlds business community, the fund is committed to recognising and rewarding British creativity and entrepreneurialism”, BDF said.

Aside from his new position on BDFs investment panel, Johnson is also chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners as well as the Gails Artisan Bakery chain. He also serves on the board of Brompton Cycles.

“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. TRead More – Source

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