Minerva Business Angel Head, Alex Toft, winner of Barclay’s Regional Icon Award for the Midlands

Congratulations to Alex Toft, Head of Minerva Business Angels in being chosen as the Regional Icon of the Year for the Midlands in the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards for 2020.

Alex was nominated because of his efforts in helping to grow the risk capital network across the Midlands and now also into Merseyside. He initiated the expansion of Minerva Business Angels from 5 clusters to 10 and was recognised for his work in delivering Minerva Birmingham PitchUp (a pitchfest in support young companies looking for finance from across the Midlands), a new initiative to establish a specialist Digital & Creative Angel group, and his contribution to the West Midlands ecosystem through his membership of the new West Midlands Healthcare Cluster and West Midlands Combined Authority MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Programme.