First Mile

A differentiated waste and recycling collections provider with a specialist focus on supporting businesses operating in city centre locations through a high level of customer service. First Mile uses technology to efficiently & cost effectively collect multiple waste streams daily across London & Birmingham. The company was founded in 2004 by CEO, Bruce Bratley. Since that time, it has grown at a CAGR of over 20%<

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First Mile uses technology to efficiently & cost effectively collect multiple waste streams daily across London & Birmingham.

Arrow Business Communications

Arrow is a business communications service provider that offers a range of mobile, fixed lines, hosted telephony, data and IT, and energy services to SMEs. Arrow is highly effective in sourcing, providing and implementing complex technical solutions for its customers and providing a differentiated service wrapper around these vital business services. GCP have partnered with founder Chris Russell to execute a buy and build strategy with five acqusitions completed to date underpinning excellent growth across the business.

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GCP partnered with Arrow Business Communications

Infinity Works

Infinity Works is a technology consultancy and IT services provider delivering customised IT solutions using DevOps and continuous delivery methodologies, with a strong track record in Cloud enablement The business delivers full stack engineering projects and technology solutions across a range of industry sectors, including financial services, retail, leisure and public sector Head office in Leeds, with offices in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, employing over 270 people<

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First Mile uses technology to efficiently & cost effectively collect multiple waste streams daily across London & Birmingham.

Our investment approach

Flexible Patient Capital

We have a distinctive investment approach providing flexible funding solutions tailored to the needs of your business, including providing all of the funding

Trusted & Independent

We are straightforward, down to earth, honest and approachable. We operate with integrity and always do what we say we will do

Our Passion for Growth in the UK

We are specialist investors in SME’s and enjoy working closely with entrepreneurial management teams and supporting them through the opportunities and challenges of scaling

Garrett Curran - GCP Managing Partner

Garrett Curran

Managing Partner
James Blake - GCP Managing Partner

James Blake

Managing Partner
Kirsty McDonald - GCP Partner

Kirsty McDonald

Partner
Richard Shaw - GCP Partner

Richard Shaw

Partner
Alex Thomson - GCP Investment Director

Alex Thomson

Investment Director
Ravi Monteiro - GCP Investment Director

Ravi Monteiro

Investment Director
Jay Salter - GCP Investment Manager

Jay Salter

Investment Manager
James Handley - GCP Investment Executive

James Handley

Investment Executive

Heidi Farley

Investment Executive
Liam Bennett - GCP Investment Executive

Liam Bennett

Investment Executive
Bill Crossan

Bill Crossan

Founder
Richard Penston

Richard Penston

Operational Partner
Michael Gray

Michael Gray

Origination Director
Hazel Cameron

Hazel Cameron

Network Director
John Marsh

John Marsh

Finance Director
Carole Lawson

Carole Lawson

Fund Accountant
Bunmi Unegbu

Bunmi Unegbu

Accounts Assistant
Katarina Andric

Katarina Andric

Team Assistant
Lucy Shah - GCP Receptionist/PA

Lucy Shah

Receptionist/PA