Maven expands Midlands team with two senior hires

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Carl Edgehill and Steve Shuker bring extensive combined experience to Maven's investment team, with a key focus on supporting the objectives of the MEIF Maven Debt Finance fund.

Published: Jun 13, 2023
Focus: MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Maven has announced that Carl Edgehill and Steve Shuker have joined the company’s Birmingham team. Carl joins Maven as a Portfolio Director and Steve joins as an Investment Manager, bringing with them significant investment and commercial experience. These hires will support the Midlands team in its mission to provide much needed funding for businesses across the region through the MEIF Maven Debt Finance.

Prior to joing Maven, Steve worked at Lloyds, Bank of Scotland, and Barclays. He brings more than three decades’ experience to the Birmingham investment team and will be driving the deployment of funding across the West Midlands.

Carl also brings a wealth of portfolio experience, having previously worked at Heineken and Santander. He also co-owned a business that supported SMEs with cost savings and strategic financial planning. He will work alongside the investment team in providing ongoing support to businesses that have received finance through the MEIF.


“I’m delighted to welcome Carl and Steve to the West Midlands team. This additional investment reaffirms our commitment and continued growth to provide unrivalled experience and support to businesses across the region. The Midlands Engine Investment Fund was set up to help regional SMEs to gain the funding they require to grow, and I know that Carl and Steve will further add to the wealth of experience across our existing team in delivering on that goal.”

Richard Blount, Investment Director for Maven


“The MEIF has partnered with Maven since 2017, and continues to support the growth of the region’s SMEs. The MEIF works with fund managers to ensure the potential of the region’s businesses is reached through funding and we look forward to continuing this important work with Maven with the new team in place.”        

Mark Wilcockson, Senior Investment Manager at the British Business Bank


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