Elizabeth Emanuel, best known for designing Diana, Princess of Wales’s wedding dress, is attempting to raise £1.5m from Angels to fund her new design business.
This week we take a look at Midland’s based Mirrors for Training Ltd, run by single mum Andrea Miles. She came up with her business concept by herself shortly after having a baby, when she had the unusual idea of using mirrors to help athletes use mirrors to aid their training.
UK start-up company Ensygnia confirmed today that, following an 18-month process, it had been granted its first technology patent by the UK Patent Office which could consign (forgotten) IDs and passwords to the past.
The traditional corporate finance model has been turned on its head with the announcement today that entrepreneur James Caan and corporate financier Paul Herman have launched bluebox, an advisory service that will redefine how businesses prepare for sale.
In the wake of the latest Report launched this week “Make Business Your Business” and the new Start-up loans initiative, led by Lord Young, the Government’s Enterprise Tsar, the British Business Angels Association is launching its new Be An Angel portal and campaign aimed at encouraging more individuals to put their spare finance and business experience to work behind Britain’s entrepreneurs.
Medical materials company CamStent has successfully completed a second funding round with Yorkshire Association of Business Angels (YABA) members playing a crucial role in its success.
The majority of UK entrepreneurs believe that there is a lack of understanding amongst venture capital circles of entrepreneurship, according to new research from Coutts.
The Angel CoFund has announced the completion of its first five investments, with a total of £7.2 million committed to SMEs.
Yell has announced the acquisition of Moonfruit Limited, the UK’s leading DIY website and online shop builder.