Henley Business Angels (HBA) is a network of experienced business leaders, successful entrepreneurs and investors. The network’s aim is to facilitate opportunities for members to invest in and mentor (S)EIS registered early-stage businesses launched by entrepreneurs who graduated from or are connected with Henley Business School and the University of Reading, or are based in the Thames Valley Area. Henley Business Angels is also keen to support and educate entrepreneurs to contribute to the quality of the founder ecosystem, through initiatives such as our quarterly Investment Readiness Workshop.
Henley Business Angels is passionate about investing in diversity, and in particular, in female entrepreneurs. We’ve put this passion into action by becoming signatories of the Investing in Women Code to show that we are committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in access to finance.
The Investing in Women Code asks signatories to commit to having a member of the senior leadership team responsible for supporting equality in all its interactions with entrepreneurs; to providing data on financing entrepreneurs disaggregated by gender that will be collated in an annual report by HM Treasury; and, to adopt internal practices which aim to improve the potential for female entrepreneurs to successfully access the tools, resources, investment and finance they need to build and grow their business.
We are proud that 28% of Henley Business Angels’ investments are female-founded, sitting above the average 21% for angel networks in the UK.
Worldwide banking partners Barclays, who act as banking partners to some of the most disruptive and innovative businesses in the UK and beyond, and understand entrepreneurs and what it takes to help make a venture successful. For the ambitious entrepreneur growth can sometimes happen so quickly that you have little time to focus on your financial strategy, which is why it’s so important to have a banking partner who can keep pace with your business.
Leading international law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, who have a range of expertise in supporting both large corporations and early stage businesses that are growing rapidly, covering everything from banking and finance through to intellectual property and expanding internationally.
BDO is a public accounting, tax, consulting and business advisory firm, based in 162 countries worldwide and servicing organisations in both the private and public sectors.
FinanceHeads is a collaboration of qualified, experienced accountants who provide independent part-time finance director level support and guidance to the managers of SMEs.
HR Dept is an expert human resources service provider that helps businesses to outsource their HR needs, from employee documentation to law and regulation guidance.
Applications are open throughout the year, with presentations to HBA members held quarterly. Our upcoming company presentations event to HBA members will be held on 8 June 2023. Applications for the next round will close on 24 April 2023.
HBA plans to host the next Company Presentations in person, with an option for those that can’t attend in person to join via livestream.
The timetable for the current round can be found here.
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