, Online, Wales

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.

UKBAA and British Business Bank are committed to targeting the disparity of investment across the UK’s regions and nations and in turn invite you to join us to learn why supporting a thriving, high-growth ecosystem in Wales is so important and how you too can get involved.

By joining this event on 16th 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

Bethan Bannister
Senior Manager, UK Network – Wales
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 The Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Enterprise Investment Scheme is globally recognised as a key catalyst for the UK’s leading investment ecosystem. We’ll hear about the schemes key benefits, stats and how it can benefit your clients

Mark Brownridge
The EIS Association

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.

Mark Sterritt
Director, UK Network
British Business Bank

Gayle Bowen
Finance Director
Wealth Club

Bruce Colley
Access to Finance Manager

Carol Hall
Regional Manager
Angels Invest Wales

Alexander Leigh
Senior Investment Executive
Development Bank of Wales

11:55 Final Remarks

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

Bethan Bannister
Senior Manager, UK Network – Wales
British Business Bank

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