UKBAA CEO Jenny Tooth highlights the importance of data to show the impact of the angel investing community on the economy

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UK Business Angels Association

22 August 2019

Keep calm and carry on! This seems to be the only way that as Angel and Early stage investors we can operate during this period, whilst Boris is charging around Europe trying to gain the support for a renegotiated backstop deal before 31st October.

At UKBAA we will continue to emphasise to Government the important role that Business Angels play in backing entrepreneurial growth and which will be vital if these last minute efforts fail and we crash out of Europe this Autumn.

A key aspect of this will be for us to provide clear evidence of the impact of our community for our economy – and for this we need robust market data. This is why our forthcoming Research study on the UK Angel Market being carried out once again by British Business Bank with UKBAA this September will be so important. It will be vital for all those in the Angel Market to participate and provide data on their investments and the impact they are making and their perspective on what more could be done to improve the environment for Angel investment here in the UK.

We will be in touch with details of the survey in the next few weeks and I hope we can count on your support and engagement with this important exercise.

Meanwhile enjoy the rest of your summer and the long weekend and carry on investing!

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