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.

Jones Knowles Ritchie

Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR) was founded in 1990 and now employs over 300 people across the globe. JKR believe in designing brands for scale, disruption and good. Since its inception, it has partnered with companies including AB InBev, Unilever, Kraft Heinz and Mars Inc through to category disruptors Hippeas, Ugly and The Gut Stuff. JKR is consistently recognised at leading industry awards and was recently crowned Design Agency of the Year at D&AD 2019, for an unprecedented second year running. It was also listed in the top 100 of The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

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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

Marketing and Event Executive
Lucy Shah - GCP Receptionist/PA

Lucy Shah

Receptionist/PA