UKBAA Northern Investment Summit to bring angels to the North

More than 250 angel investors, angel syndicates and venture capital firms are flocking to Manchester tomorrow (28th March)to meet some of the region’s top growth entrepreneurs and shine a light on investment opportunities in the North.

UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is hosting the Northern Investment Summit, where thelatest investment developments and new initiatives underway will be highlighted by speakers including Keith Morgan, CEO of the British Business Bank, Caroline Norbury, chief executive of Creative England, and Hugh Campbell, founder of tech investment bank GP Bullhound.

Tech North isalso partnering with UKBAA to showcase to investors10 of the region’s promising startups at the event.

Jenny Tooth, CEO of UKBAA, said:

“The majority of equity investment still takes place in London and the South East and this simply does not make sense given the volume of talented entrepreneurs that we seein the North.

“There are fantastic growth businesses in the regions and UKBAA wants to play its part in encouraging and promoting investment in startups and scale ups across the whole of the UK.”

Notes to editors

1. More information about the Northern Investment Summit is here: http://nis2017.ukbaaevents.org.uk/

2. About UKBAA: The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment, representing over 170 member organisations and around 18,000 investors. UKBAA acts as the voice of the angel investment community and strives to build and connect the angel investment ecosystem so as to ensure a coherent landscape for financing high-potential entrepreneurs.

3. For more information or media registration contact jenny.redman@ukbaa.org.uk | 07769 152796

By UKBAA 27 Mar 2017