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18th July 2019

Newcastle Angel Hub hosts first pitching event

North East entrepreneurs developing industry-changing innovation have taken to the stage in the first of a series of new pitching events delivered by the recently launched Newcastle Angel Hub.

16th July 2019

InnovationRCA awarded ‘Accelerator of the Year at UKBAA Awards

The Royal College of Art’s incubator InnovationRCA has won ‘Accelerator of the Year’ at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019.

The Award, announced at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards ceremony on 2 July, recognises the accelerator that has demonstrated the most dynamic programme of support for their cohort of start up and early stage entrepreneurs during the past year.

15th July 2019

MBAs and Accountants lead the FTSE 100 says Robert Half research

Master of Business Administration (MBA) and accountancy are the top qualifications among the UK’s CEOs, according to the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker.

MBA graduates are leading more of Britain’s top businesses than any other qualification, accounting for 25% of FTSE 100 CEOs, the highest proportion since 2016.  This was followed by Chartered Accountants, who made up 20% of FTSE 100 CEOs, up from 19% in both 2017 and 2018.

12th July 2019

Mayor’s new £100m Greater London Investment Fund unveils board

The new board of the Greater London investment Fund (GLIF), who will support the Mayor’s vision to grow and support the SME ecosystem in the capital, has been announced.

The Chairman of the newly-launched GLIF will be serial entrepreneur, investor and Funding London board member David Prais. Joining David will be Maggie Rodriguez-Piza, CEO of Funding London, and Pauline Barnett, philanthropist, entrepreneur and member of Funding London board.

9th July 2019

Astarte Capital Partners announces new senior appointments

Astarte Capital Partners LLP, an alternatives co-investment platform, has announced the appointments of Richard Templer as Finance Director and Bruno Fumach as Investment Director. The two new hires join the real asset manager’s team in London, bringing with them 24 years of combined experience.

9th July 2019

Britain’s future entrepreneurial leaders recognised by NEF FastTrack

Six inspiring young entrepreneurs have overcome fierce competition to impress the country’s business leaders with their innovation and business capability and have been selected by NEF Fast Track, the UK’s leading entrepreneur development programme, for the prestigious David Pearl pitch prize & CVC Young Innovators award. 

9th July 2019

Ashfords LLP expands its Intellectual Property Team

Law firm, Ashfords LLP, has appointed Chris Sutoto-Haywood as an Associate in the firm's Intellectual Property Team.

5th July 2019

Vin Murria named Angel Investor of the Year

Ascension Ventures, the London-based investment firm, had an eventful evening at the annual UKBAA Angel Investment Awards.

4th July 2019

Partech appoints Paul Vider as Principal for its Growth Fund

Partech has expanded its Growth Equity team with the appointment of Paul Vidier.

Before joining Partech, Paul worked in London at Kennet Partners, a transatlantic tech growth equity firm, where he invested in growth-stage European SaaS and fintech companies for five years. Prior to working in growth equity, he spent nine years in finance, strategy and operational roles in financial services at Oliver Wyman, EY and Barclays.

3rd July 2019

Environmental fund manager Earthworm expands team

Earthworm Group welcomes four new hires to its expanding team, coinciding with the move to its new head office at Milton Park, Abingdon.

3rd July 2019

Meet the eight best woman-led investments in innovations

As outlined in the British Business Bank’s Equity Tracker report of 2018, the proportion of equity in the UK going to companies with at least one female founder has declined to 18% from 20% in 2017. Companies with female founders were only five per cent of total deals and only two per cent of total investment value. With such media coverage regarding women in business and tech, it still highlights the gargantuan challenge for female-founded businesses to access sufficient investment to scale up. 

3rd July 2019

British Business Bank appoints Warren Ralls as UK Network Director

The British Business Bank has appointed Warren Ralls as UK Network Director, South and East of England. 

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