Business Angels are sophisticated investors or high net worth individuals who invest on their own, or as part of a syndicate, in high growth businesses. In addition to money, they often make their own skills, experience and contacts available. Surveys suggest that the single most important factor in growing successful early stage SME's is the assistance of Business Angels.
Central England Business Angesl specialises in businesses seeking less than £250,000 but has the capacity to raise £500,000. Central England Business Angels welcomes investors looking to make tax-efficient investment in SME's based in Central England.
The business opportunities are vetted by Central England Business Angels and presented in an investment ready form enabling the investor to make an informed decision. Management teams are interviewed to determine if they have the acuman to meet the objectives of the Business Plan.
Central England Business Angels is well aware of the need to bring forward businesses that have been educated in the requirements of investors and will screen opportunities with this intent. A complete "package" is available, designed to cover pre-investment details to post funding support.
Central England Business Angels take the view that a Business Angel's main concern is the business and its management. Mundane matters such as employment issues, health and safety policy, companies house returns are not upper most in the mind when considering the suitability of the opportunity, so Central England Business Angels take care of these issues by preparing an Investor Information Pack.
Central England Business Angels work with the Entrepreneur/SME to bring them to a stage where a logical business plan is available. The primary goal is always to arrange a face to face meeting in order for the Investor to vet the SME management team.
Central England Business Angels interrogate the opportunity to satisfy itself that the SME qualifies for EIS tax relief (or not, if that be the case). We work with local investment funds for co-investment and other finance institutions should gearing be appropriate.