Lowestoft: New Anglia Capital to host investment day at OrbisEnergy centre

Harry Berry, chairman of New Anglia Capital

Harry Berry, chairman of New Anglia Capital - Credit: Archant

Innovative new business will get the change to present their ideas to business angel investors and funders at a New Anglia Capital Investment Day being held at the OrbisEnergy complete in Lowestoft on Tuesday, July 2.

New Anglia Capital was launched earlier this month to bringing together investors with Suffolk and Norfolk businesses seeking funding, enabling entrepreneurs to gain access to sources of valuable early stage funding to take their ideas forward and create jobs and wealth in the future.

New Anglia Capital is an independent company that is working in co-operation with New Anglia LEP. Its aim is to bring together, in a straightforward and transparent manner, all the various sources of finance that will enable growth businesses to generate the early stage funding that is increasingly difficult to source through more conventional streams.

Harry Berry, chairman of New Anglia Capital, said: “East Anglia’s small and start-up businesses, which will create the wealth and the jobs we so desperately need, cannot get the finance they require to grow. Conventional sources of funding for good ideas are increasingly scarce in the current tough economic climate. This is where New Anglia Capital steps in.

“We are inviting start up or established businesses with new ideas, new developments or innovative businesses proposals, from any sector, to come along to the Investment Day and present their ideas.

“This will expose them to alternative methods of raising money for growth and innovation. These range from grants and loans to equity funding from a network of respected businesses angel investors. It is an extremely exciting and important driver for business growth.”

Johnathan Reynolds of OrbisEnergy, which is hosting the Investment Day, said: “We are very happy that New Anglia Capital are coming to OrbisEnergy. OrbisEnergy is an organisation that encourages investment and innovation in the offshore sector, so we wholly support New Anglia Capital in bringing together innovators and valuable funding sources.

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“We strongly encourage any new businesses with great ideas and new technologies who are struggling for funding to come forward. This is the perfect forum for driving growth.”

John Irving, New Anglia Capital’s chief executive, said: “New Anglia Capital offers a range of unique opportunities to invest in some of the most exciting and innovative young companies and entrepreneurs in East Anglia.

“With opportunities for excellent returns on investment, investors will be able to help the development of talent, new businesses and quality jobs in the region and learn more about the benefits of business angel investment.

“Investors range from experienced business angels to others from a variety of backgrounds throughout the region looking for alternative investment opportunities and the passion and desire to support innovation in East Anglia.”

Companies and individuals seeking funding for their business propositions, and existing or potential business angels looking to invest in rapid growth opportunities are all invited to the Investment Day. Entry is free. It takes place at the OrbisEnergy Centre, Wilde Street, Lowestoft NR32 1XH on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 11am.

To book a place or for more information, email info@newangliacapital.co.uk, or call 01603 510087.