Inspiring entrepreneurs to exceed their own expectations.

Hello, I’m Richard Harpin, the founder and CEO of HomeServe and an entrepreneur since my early childhood. I have a real passion for business.

I’ve been lucky enough to take HomeServe from a £100,000 start-up to an international FTSE 100 business with £1+ billion turnover and 8+ million customers worldwide which was valued at £4.1 billion at the beginning of 2023 when it was acquired by Brookfield Asset Management.

I have benefited hugely from having mentors like Nigel Morris, co-founder of Capital One, Jeff Boyd, Chairman of Booking.com and Steve Kaufer, founder and CEO of TripAdvisor.

Back in 2015, I decided to start offering to help other entrepreneurs at an earlier stage in their journeys. I wanted to help them avoid the mistakes I made in HomeServe and share some of the successes, supporting them in achieving step-change growth in their business.

I set up Growth Partner, to put my own money into backing great entrepreneurs with exciting proven, and profitable businesses.

Inspiring entrepreneurs to exceed their own expectations.

Hello, I’m Richard Harpin, the founder and CEO of HomeServe plc and an entrepreneur since my early childhood. I have a real passion for business. I’ve been lucky enough to take HomeServe from a £100,000 start-up to an international FTSE 250 business with a £3+ billion market cap, £1+ billion turnover with 8+ million customers worldwide.

I have benefited hugely from having mentors like Nigel Morris, co-founder of Capital One, Jeff Boyd, Chairman of Booking.com and Steve Kaufer, founder and CEO of TripAdvisor.

Back in 2015, I decided to start offering to help other entrepreneurs at an earlier stage in their journeys. I wanted to help them avoid the mistakes I made in HomeServe and share some of the successes, supporting them in achieving step-change growth in their business.

I set up Growth Partner, to put my own money into backing great entrepreneurs with exciting proven, and profitable businesses.

Our Partners

We are defined by our partners.

Our purpose and the way we work is simple. We invest our own money into fast growth consumer challenger brands, and we support them on a step-change growth journey, inspiring them to think bigger and helping them to exceed their own expectations.

As we grow, we are building a collaborative community of talented entrepreneurs with incredible passion, drive, and expertise who are supporting each other’s growth journeys.

News and updates

New Partner Announcement!

We have completed an investment into Gozney, a leading international pizza oven brand!

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The Incredible Journey of Additional Lengths

A fantastic piece by Hannah Prevett of The Times on Victoria Lynch’s journey. We have huge admiration for the talented founders and business leaders within the Growth Partner community. So, …

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Ex-Osprey Europe chief Wylie is new Chairman of Stubble & Co

We are delighted to announce another significant milestone for Stubble & Co this week, as they welcome Rob Wylie, the founder of Osprey Europe, as …

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New Partner Announcement!

We have completed an investment into Stubble & Co, a leading purpose driven lifestyle brand!

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New Partner Announcement!

We have completed an investment into Passenger, a leading responsible outdoor clothing brand!

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New Partner Announcement!

We have completed an investment into ACAI Outdoorwear, a female-first, outdoor clothing brand!

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New Partner Announcement!

We have completed an investment into Additional Lengths, the leading hair extension products specialist

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New Growth Partner Website!

We’re very excited to finally launch our BRAND NEW Growth Partner website!

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Easy Bathrooms Latest Funding Package

“Simply Luxurious”. Our partners at Easy Bathrooms are fast becoming a household name and brand leader.

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