Julian Harley

Operating Partner

Julian is an Operating Partner focused on organisational design and management team building with an emphasis on education and business services.

Previously, Julian worked with Graphite Capital as Chairman of portfolio company Education Personnel. Prior to this, Julian worked as Chairman and CEO of portfolio companies of 3i and Bridges Ventures across the recruitment, training, education and business services spaces.

Julian started his career at Ford of Europe before becoming an entrepreneur, building and selling Harley West one of the UK’s leading IT training companies.

Julian is a Chartered Director and a member of the Institute of Directors. He received an MBA from Cranfield and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Bath.

About Limerston Capital

Limerston Capital is a private equity firm with over £300 million under management. We target UK businesses valued at £20 - £200 million, partnering with management teams to help build them into industry leaders. 


We differentiate by providing strong operational and acquisition support to our companies through our fully-integrated and dedicated operational and investment teams.