NICK RICHARDSON - CEO THE INSIGHTS PEOPLE

The Insights People, the Manchester-based company which is a global leader in kids, parents and family market intelligence, has secured a £500k investment from DSW Angels, the business angel network focused on UK regional scale-up companies. The investment will allow The Insights People to boost its international growth and follows its expansion into Brazil, Mexico…

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DSW Angels David Ellie Keith

DSW Angels plan £10m investment in year ahead   DSW Angels is planning £10m of new investment over the next year to help support the post-Covid recovery. The network, which focuses on focused on UK regional scale-up companies, closed its largest investment at the start of the lockdown with a £1.7m funding round for One…

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Poptop afternoon tea

Poptop – the events booking platform backed by DSW Angels, has found renewed success – delivering afternoon teas and virtual entertainment. The Newcastle-based company introduced food deliveries and online events in an attempt to find new sources of income for the suppliers on its platform after live events were cancelled. However the demand for traditional…

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Oneutilitybill

One Utility Bill – which simplifies utility billing for tenants, landlords and letting agents – has raised £1.7m in a funding round led by DSW Angels, the venture capital business of the Dow Schofield Watts group, and including existing investors the North East Innovation Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by…

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dsw angels investment committee_1

DSW Angels, the business angel network focused on UK regional scale-up companies, has appointed two new members to its Investment Committee. The arrival of Martin Beaumont and Nick Woodrow comes as DSW Angels continues to grow its presence in the regional venture capital market. Martin, an investor and non-executive director, is the former CEO of…

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new angel network

DSW Angels, the business angel network, is celebrating a milestone after receiving its 1,000th application for funding within two years of its launch.   The business, which was started in the North but expanded to other regions in recent months, has also become one of the largest in the UK with over 100 investors. Last year it was selected as the first partner on the British Business…

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ACAI DSW Angels

ACAI – the unique women’s outdoorwear company – has bucked the trend of retail gloom in the Christmas period with reported revenues more than doubled on the previous year. This Chester-based business is run by husband and wife team Joe and Kasia Bromley. After arranging a scale-up investment in September 2019 from DSW Angels, the…

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Shopblocks l-r Stewart Reynolds, Kevin Jones, Jake Reynolds

Shopblocks – the fast-growing e-commerce platform backed by Dow Schofield Watts Angels (DSW Angels) –  has set its sights on the US market after securing a further £500,000 investment. The business has raised funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s GM Investment Fund, DSW Angels and members of the management team to support its expansion in…

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Eleanor Boardman DSW Angels

Dow Schofield Watts Angels (DSW Angels) – the business angel network – has expanded its team with the appointment of Ellie Boardman as Investment Executive. Ellie joins the firm from KPMG in Manchester where she spent three years working in the audit department and where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. During this time, she…

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