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The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment, representing over 650 members that collectively deploy in excess of £2bn per annum.

Our members include angel groups, individual investors, early-stage VCs, equity investment platforms, family offices, universities and accelerators.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by and for our members.

Our Work

CONNECTING

We work to build better connectivity across the investment landscape through our programme of events, our online investment platform and our network of angel hubs.

REPRESENTING

Through research and collaboration, we work with industry to define market challenges and champion change to government, opinion formers and business leaders.

PROMOTING

From providing market intelligence on key trends to reporting on new developments in the investment landscape, we raise awareness and understanding of early-stage investing as an asset class.

EDUCATING

We upskill and professionalise both the investor and founder community through elearning courses, workshops and roundtables. Improving the capacity to effectively deploy, and successfully raise, early-stage capital.

Our Board

Jenny Tooth OBE
Executive Chair

UK Business Angels Association

Chris Adelsbach
Chris Adelsbach
Director

Managing Partner
Outrun Ventures

Gurpreet Manku
Gurpreet Manku
Director

CEO, Level 20

Helen Oldham
Helen Oldham
Director

Founding Board Director, NorthInvest

Irene Graham
Irene Graham
Director

CEO, ScaleUp Institute

Neil MacDougall
Neil MacDougall
Director

Past Chair, BVCA & Silverfleet Capital

Rodney Appiah
Rodney Appiah
Director

Co-founder & Former Chair, Cornerstone Partners

Stephen Pegge
Stephen Pegge
Director

Managing Director Commercial Finance at UK Finance

Warren Ralls
Warren Ralls
Director

Managing Director, UK Network, British Business Bank

Our Team

Jenny Tooth OBE
Executive Chair
Roderick Beer
Managing Director
Charles Harrewyn
Business and Community Development Manager
Chez McKinney
Chez McKinney
Event Manager 
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Operations Lead
Genevieve Oller
Genevieve Oller
Programme Manager

Legal, Tax and Regulatory Committee

The committee forms the backbone of legal, tax and regulatory best practice for the early-stage investment ecosystem, providing impartial advice and guidance on all aspects relating to legal, tax and regulatory concerns from the UKBAA’s membership.

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