Our board

Alan McWalter


Alan joined the Belfield Group as Chairman in 2014. His many years of Board experience include Chairmanship and Independent Director roles at numerous listed and private companies. He was an Executive Director of Marks & Spencer and Kingfisher Group companies and in his earlier career he held marketing and general management appointments in the consumer goods sector.

Stephen Hampton

Chief Executive Officer

Steve has spent 32 years in the upholstered furniture industry, working for Christie-Tyler plc between 1984 and 2003, more latterly as CEO. In 1986 he founded Deeside Furniture (now known as Westbridge Furniture Designs Limited), and joined Belfield in 2004, bringing the business into the group in 2005.


Karl Stevens

Group Finance Director

Karl has spent over 35 years in the manufacturing sector, predominantly within the UK furniture industry.  He held a number of senior financial roles at Christie-Tyler plc.  He joined Belfield in 2005 and became Group Finance Director in May 2006.


Grant Berry

Managing Partner
NorthEdge Capital

Grant co-founded NorthEdge in 2009 and has been involved in a large number of private equity transactions over the past two decades based out of the North of England. Before NorthEdge, Grant was Managing Director at LDC based in Manchester, working alongside Andy Ball in establishing LDC’s Northern presence. Grant is a member of the BVCA’s UK and European Capital Committee.

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Ben Wildsmith

Portfolio Director
NorthEdge Capital

Ben joined NorthEdge from EY where he was Corporate Finance Director, responsible for leading the regional debt advisory business. Prior to that he specialised in business reorganisations and operational change gaining expertise in advising family and owner managed businesses. Prior to EY, Ben was at accountancy firm, Andersen.

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