Investor Forum: Investing in Screen-Focused Businesses
|Date:||19.09.2019 - 19.09.2019|
|Location:||Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5JW, United Kingdom|
Join us as we explore the opportunities and perceived boundaries for investing in screen-focused businesses!
UKBAA has established an exciting new partnership with Creative England and the British Film Institute to better understand the barriers and opportunities for investment in screen based startup and scale up businesses. Following the success of our first investor forum hosted in London and the stunning British Film Institute, we are presenting our second investor round table in the heart of Manchester to carry on the fantastic discussions around backing businesses in this space.
We invite you to join us for an evening of guest speakers and panel discussions exploring the perceived challenges of investing in this space and opportunities for changing this narrative, as well as hearing inspiring success stories from investment and entrepreneurial perspectives. We’ll be joined by an array of experts from experienced angels to leading industry players sharing their insights, stories and predictions for what we can expect from screen-based businesses in the coming years.
Hosted in the heart of Manchester and the Growth Company, this forum welcomes investors seeking to hear more about investing in screen-based businesses and UKBAA and Creative England’s ongoing programme to support investor engagement with creative industries businesses.
Following our presentations and discussions we welcome you to join us for networking over light bites and drinks.
Studies show that businesses focusing on Animation, Video Games, Film, High-End TV and Children’s TV have produced over £3.163 bn and £7.91 bn GVA into our economy in the previous four years and this has been supported by significant tax reliefs provided by the Government to encourage investment in these sectors. Businesses in these sectors have embraced innovation through advances in digital technology, notably also through visual effects and immersive technologies. However, many of these screens focused business are still struggling to access equity investment in the early stages of growth and scale-up.