Dow Schofield Watts Angels
British Business Bank programme: Investment Programme and our other commercial investments
The Dow Schofield Watts Angels network invests in early-stage regional tech businesses and brings together founders with experienced entrepreneurs who can provide support and mentoring.
The network was set up two years ago by David Smith and Keith Benson with the support of the Dow Schofield Watts group. It is one of the largest business angel networks in the North, managing investments on behalf of 90 investors, based primarily in the North West, Yorkshire and the North East.
As a result of British Business Investments’ commitment, DSW Angels intends to expand its investment activities into the Midlands and the South West.
The Regional Angels Programme helps reduce regional imbalances in access to early stage equity finance for smaller businesses across the UK, because it plays an important role in funding businesses with growth ambitions. The programme aims to address this issue by increasing the availability, supply and awareness of angel and other early-stage equity investments across the country, particularly in areas where this type of finance is less readily available.