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Paula Brown
Investment Manager

With a background in banking, I’ve been putting my skills to use in the social investment world for over six years.

Using the business knowledge and financial skills I’ve developed from over 30 years in financial services, my job is to help you get a strong footing and plan for a bright future.

One of the best parts of my job has been developing long-term relationships with the organisations we invest in. I take pride in offering ongoing support whenever it's needed, and I love seeing them continue to flourish even when faced with unexpected challenges. It's incredibly fulfilling to know that my work is contributing to a better tomorrow for all of us.

Mike Rivett-Strong
Business Support Manager

I have six years of experience working with social investment funds, supporting Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to find investment that’s right for them.

My job at Livv is to help you navigate the world of social investment and support you with your investment proposal.

It’s great to be working for an organisation that supports the growth and sustainability of local social enterprises and charities, while also making a positive impact on our communities.

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What's important to us


Our goal is a fairer, more inclusive society and economy in the North West, where everyone can participate, share and flourish. We believe the best way to make this happen is to bring together the best of the public, private and voluntary sectors to drive growth, working collaboratively to create success that changes people’s lives.


We support groups who generate social value. It’s more than just grants, it’s more than just loans and it’s more than just guidance, it’s a combination of everything.

We’re opening up access to funding to empower you to do more and to grow as a business. Support and advice every step of the way helps you to first access funding and then get the most value out of it.


Our Investment Committee brings together a carefully selected team of people with a wealth of experience and understanding in the social sector, particularly in the North West. With their mixture of skills and enthusiasm for helping social enterprises expand their reach, they have both the energy and the ideas to help organisations like yours.