Launched nearly a year ago to connect budding entrepreneurs with angel investors, Angelsden.co.uk already has 1,100 angels and 5,000 entrepreneurs registered on the site.
David Beswitherick has been appointed finance director of Broca.
Tom Singer has been appointed finance director of health insurer Bupa.
Simon Smith (didn’t he have an amazing dancing bear?) was fired from The Apprentice this week. And only those with a heart of stone will cheer…
If the whooping, cheering and carrying-on at the Real FD/CBI FDs’ Excellence Awards ceremony last night was anything to go by, I’d say there are going to be quite a few sore heads today.
We know the winners but what were the scores from this year’s Real FD/CBI FDs’ Excellence Awards?
A year ago, Levi Roots sang his way to a £50k investment on Dragons’ Den. Speaking at The Entrepreneurs’ Summit yesterday, the Afro Caribbean entrepreneur behind Reggae Reggae Sauce says he wishes he didn’t have to “slay so many dragons” to get funding.
Apax and Bridges Community Ventures founder Sir Ronald Cohen says that we’re only one-third of the way into the downturn.
Aveva Group finance director Paul Taylor had a very successful night at the Real FD/CBI FDs’ Excellence Awards, going home with two trophies. He was named FTSE 250 FD of the Year and also got the gong for FDs’ FD of the Year.
The Entrepreneurs’ Summit was over. Everyone had collected their coats, pockets bulging with business cards, and headed off home. But there was still one entrepreneur left at the bar.
Dragons’ Den investor James Caan stirred up angry debate among business owners at yesterday’s Entrepreneurs’ Summit by claiming that British manufacturing is dead.