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Access to Finance


UWSP offers a range of services to businesses in need of external finance and investors seeking new opportunities. The Access to Finance team not only have experience of running a range of equity and grant funds but also manage the Minerva business angel network, which provided turn-key money for ten deals valued at £5.7m in 2010/11.

However, UWSP offers a range of services for companies seeking further information about the process and costs of raising money and post-investment support, including non-executive services.

For companies seeking finance:

  • Investment readiness and business plan development consultancy;
  • Business recovery services;
  • Introduction service to banks and venture capital investors;
  • Access to UWSP’s own technology focussed business angel network, Minerva.

For funders:

  • Access to pre-vetted businesses with high-growth potential;
  • Access to the BBAA registered business angel network, Minerva;
  • Access to Minerva’s close network of associate professional service providers.

Find out more about Minerva at www.minerva.uk.net.