About BBAA

The British Business Angels Association (BBAA) is the national trade association dedicated to promoting angel investing and supporting early stage investment in the UK. BBAA works to create an ecosystem to help support the industry through bringing together angel networks, private investors, early stage funds and professional advisors.

Created in 2004, the BBAA has grown rapidly into a vibrant community of like-minded organisations. We now represent almost 100 organisations including the vast majority of business angel networks across the UK, over 20 early stage venture capital funds, as well as professional service providers and advisers, including accountancy and law firms, corporate finance, banks, regional development agencies, universities and public policy-makers.

The BBAA has direct links into Government and Whitehall to ensure that the requirements of the early stage industry are not only heard but acted upon. The BBAA is fast becoming the authoritative voice of early stage investment in the UK, and we are increasingly building upon our existing relationships and communication channels at regional, national and international level to ensure that our industry receives the recognition it deserves.

The BBAA is driven by a board of high calibre individuals from within the industry, and supported by a network of four committees whose membership comes from within BBAA. As such, members have not only a voice in the direction of the association, but also help drive forward and shape BBAA policy.

The BBAA exists to represent UK early stage investment and performs a number of roles which include:

  • Promoting angel and venture capital as smart money and the primary mechanism for new and high growth potential businesses to fund their capital requirements;
  • Facilitating contact and the exchange of best practice and experience between angel groups, venture capitalists and other sources of early stage funding through networking events and regular communication with its membership;
  • Engaging in regular dialogue with Government, opinion formers and leaders at a national level to help shape policy for the benefit of the industry;
  • Creating links with other like-minded UK and international associations and organisations;
  • Having an agreed code of conduct for all Members to promote best practice and transparency across the industry.