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Investor Forum: Investing in Screen-Focused Businesses

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GC Angels & UKBAA Angel Hub Manchester

Lee House

90 Great Bridgewater Street

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M1 5JW

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Join us at our second installment of the Increasing Investment in Screen-Focused Businesses!

UKBAA has established an exciting new partnership with Creative England and the British Film Institute to better understand the barriers and opportunities for investment in screen based startup and scale up businesses.

We invite you to join us for an evening of guest speakers and panel discussions exploring the perceived challenges of investing in this space and opportunities for changing this narrative, as well as hearing inspiring success stories from investment and entrepreneurial perspectives.

Hosted in the heart of Manchester, this forum welcomes investors seeking to hear more about investing in screen-based businesses and UKBAA and Creative England's ongoing programme to support investor engagement with creative industries businesses.

Following our presentations and discussions we welcome you to join us for networking over light bites and drinks.



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16:00-16:30: Registration
16:30-16:35: Welcome from our host, GC Angels
16:35-16.40: Increasing Investment readiness for screen-focused businesses
Mehjabeen Patrick, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Creative England
16:40-16:45: Creating an effective early stage investment ecosystem for screen-focused businesses
Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UKBAA
16:45-17:00: My finance journey in building a successful creative business
Guest speaker to be announced
17:00-17:50: Panel Discussion: Exploring the barriers and opportunities for investing in screen-focused businesses

  • Mehjabeen Patrick, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Creative England
  • Panellists to be announced
  • Moderated By: Jenny Tooth OBE, Chief Executive, UKBAA

17:50-18:00: Closing remarks and next steps
Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UKBAA

18:00-19:00: Networking and Drinks



Studies show that businesses focusing on Animation, Video Games, Film, High-End TV and Children's TV have produced over £3.163 bn and £7.91 bn GVA into our economy in the previous four years and this has been supported by significant tax reliefs provided by the Government to encourage investment in these sectors. Businesses in these sectors have embraced innovation through advances in digital technology, notably also through visual effects and immersive technologies. However, many of these screens focused business are still struggling to access equity investment in the early stages of growth and scale-up.

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