Henley Business Angels welcomes Barclays as a sponsor
Henley Business Angels (HBA) is delighted to announce that Barclays has become an official partner of the network.
The agreement, which has been facilitated by the High Growth and Entrepreneurs group of Barclays, will see the bank provide help to HBA in its aim to support entrepreneurs that have applied for seed finance to grow their businesses.
Barclays will have the opportunity to participate in mentoring of entrepreneurs and events that prepare entrepreneurs to present to HBA whilst entrepreneurs will be able to access Barclays’ expanding proposition of dedicated support, connections and products tailored for their specific needs.
Paul Boswell, High Growth Specialist at Barclays, said: “Barclays has a strong track record in supporting scale-up businesses and is uniquely placed to help and support ambitious businesses and their founders at all stages of growth. We’re pleased to start this partnership in Henley, which in turn will also help strengthen the angel community in the region, crucial to sustainable economic development.”
Jurek Sikorski, founder and Director of Henley Business Angels commented: “The partnership with Barclays represents a real value addition to the support HBA provides entrepreneurs and what makes it an exciting proposition is that we share the same ambition to help entrepreneurs succeed.”
HBA, which operates from Henley Business School at the University of Reading, 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 the Henley Business School and the University of Reading.
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.
With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 85,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.