Webinars, Online, South East

Angel Finance: Fuelling Local Growth

The British Business Bank’s Regions and Nations Tracker shows that external finance for smaller businesses is still not evenly spread across the UK, with 62% of equity investment in London, despite it only having 19% of the UK’s SME population.

Whether you are an investor, founder or advisor, join the UKBAA and British Business Bank to learn why supporting a thriving, high-growth ecosystem in the South East is so important and how you too can get involved.

By joining our event series taking place throughout March, you will find out:

  • How angel investing works and its importance in an effective start-up community
  • What funding options are available for early-stage businesses in your local area
  • Hear from some successful investors in the region who will share their experience of investing in early stage businesses.


10:00 Welcome and Introduction

Warren Ralls
Managing Director, UK Network
British Business Bank

10:05 Angel Investment: Driving Local Growth

This session will set out the key numbers behind angel investment and its importance in supporting a thriving, high-growth ecosystem at a local level.

Roderick Beer
Managing Director

10:20 Meet the Investors

We’ll be joined by experienced and successful Investors from across the region whom will share their highs and lows of being an active investor.


11:00 A Fireside Chat with Michael Queen

As well as an experienced angel in his own right, Michael chairs Enterprise M3 the LEP for Hampshire and West Surrey and is chair of the Surrey University Council. We will discuss the importance of fostering a strong startup ecosystem, what more can be done to stimulate local investment and what makes the South East a great place to angel invest.

Michael Queen
Chair of Council
University of Surrey

11:15 The Funding Mix

This panel discussion will help you deepen your understanding of the additional support that goes along with angel investing, including grants and co-investment.

11:55 Final Remarks

Thank you to our attendees and speakers and a recap of the key points from the day’s sessions.

Susan Elliott
Senior Manager, UK Network
British Business Bank

Date and time
15 March 2022
10:00 - 12:00
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