Gavin Eddy

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Managing Director
Forward Space



Gavin Eddy has an LLB (Hons) and an LLM (Hons) in Law from University College London.  He spent 10 years as a trader in Debt Capital Markets for investment banks Merrill Lynch and UBS and was one of UBS’s youngest Managing Directors.  During that time he began investing in and mentoring start-ups, before moving to Somerset to set up Forward Space in 2007.

Forward Space is a managed workspace company providing innovative workspace to start-up and emerging businesses located in the South West.

Gavin works closely with the University of Bath’s entrepreneurship programme and is a former SETsquared Business Mentor of the Year.  He continues to invest in early stage businesses and manages a portfolio of companies within the food & drink, fast moving consumer goods and technology sectors.  He lives near Frome.

“I’m hoping to see some more girl power and a lot of ambitious talented young companies”


What excites you most about the tech scene in Bristol, Bath and the South West of England?
The pace at which it is accelerating and the recognition that it is achieving as a world-class cluster.

What are you hoping to see in nominations for the SPARKies 2016?
Some more girl power and a lot of ambitious talented young companies.