Chris Colwell - Investment Manager

After joining a graduate scheme at Lloyds bank and spending ten successful years as a business manager, Chris wanted to move into a role where he could feel he was genuinely making a difference. He joined Key Fund in 2018 and found the two cultures were like ‘night and day’.

Chris thrives on the diversity of his clients, united by a shared drive to make a positive impact. Finding out what motivates social entrepreneurs is his priority. He builds a close working relationship, pre- and post-investment, and feels it’s important not to manage from a distance, but see the work in action on the ground.

Chris, who lives in Cheshire, has significantly grown the number of investments and presence of Key Fund across the North West. His reach covers Chester up to the borders of Scotland, taking in Carlisle, Cumbria, Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire.

He says joining Key Fund is one of the best decisions he’s ever made, thanks to the shared values and strong team. Ultimately, he is driven by the power of people who are passionate about a cause and to make a difference in their local community.

His mission is to help embed Key Fund across the North West, spreading its message, vision and values.