29 November 2022

Moving into the Regions with Angel Investing

The UK’s most active angel investor networks continue to be in London and Edinburgh, according to a recent study.

Regional angel networks are integral to increasing early-stage investment and are considered key to spreading investment funds outside of the London bubble.

The VC landscape is changing and the appeal of angel investing is strengthening. Regional angel networks can therefore play a key role in shaping the future of the UK’s investment in early-stage start-ups.

PACP has established great relationships with regional angel groups, as we continue to extend our reach into the regions.

We are delighted to have completed successful fundraising campaigns outside of London in recent months;


An Amazon marketplace partner, based in Worcester (www.boulevardonline.co.uk).



A second-hand marketplace platform, based in Dorset (www.rumage.com)


Our recent article, Moving into the Regions with Angel Investing, highlights more about this trend in angel investing and how this is evolving.

Summary of Our November Pitch Event – Food, Glorious Food!

For November, we focussed our pitch event on the food sector and had 3  businesses presented by their founders.

The food sector is a marketplace that is rapidly changing, as consumers demand products and experiences that are healthier, cleaner and authentic.

All 3 businesses demonstrated strong potential for growth in this flourishing sector.

Mrs Balbir Singh

A truly authentic gourmet spice blend company that enables anyone to cook stellar curries, tandoori dishes, biriyanis and more (www.mrsbalbirsingh.com)


Stage: Growth
Raise:  £750,000 EIS eligible

Contact for more information: greg@pa-capitalpartners.com

Fusion Foods

The UK’s leading healthy snack bar manufacturer, launching just 3 years ago and now supplying over 30 branded customers from its own 18,000 sqft, A Grade certificated building, with revenues in excess of £700,000  (www.fusionfoods.co.uk).

Stage: Growth
Raise: £750,000 EIS eligible

Contact for more information: greg@pa-capitalpartners.com


Upcycling Brewer’s Spent Grains, to create great tasting high fibre foods that improve health and are kinder to the environment (www.biasol.ie)

Stage: Seed
Raise: £200,000 SEIS/ EIS eligible

Contact for more information: markt@pa-capitalpartners.com

Investment Opportunity Spotlight

FAMILY SECRET: Bringing flavours from around the world to the snack food market

Family Secret (www.familysecret.co.uk) is a growing snacks brand that came to life after its Co-Founders, Sunny and Harmeet, travelled on their honeymoon, bringing back family secret recipes from the people they had met.

Consumers have been demanding more variety of new flavours which are vegan, gluten free and healthier.

Family Secret’s innovative snack range, including its Indian Snack Box, has already secured partnerships with leading retailers, wholesalers and airlines.

The global snacks market is worth £18 billion and Family Secret is looking to disrupt this rapidly changing marketplace with its range of authentic and healthy products.

The business is now looking to raise £500,000 EIS eligible to drive brand awareness, product innovation and digital online marketing.

Contact for more information: greg@pa-capitalpartners.com

Events and Pitches

Wednesday Dec 7th @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm: December Online Pitch Event – Christmas Present Investments

Our final online pitch event of 2022 will be showcasing 3 businesses and their founders – all Investor Ready Opportunities.

Please click here to register.

Thursday Feb 2nd @ 2.00pm – 3.30pm: Joint event with EVE Angels in Collaboration with angels@essex

Please register to attend by emailing harveen@eveangelinvestors.com

New Partner Joins PACP – Célia Pronto – Award winning C-Suite Senior Executive in the Consumer Sector

We are delighted to welcome Célia to our growing team of experienced partners.

Célia has over 25 years’ experience in blue chip listed companies, PE and VC-backed start-ups and family owned businesses.

Her experience lies in developing data, marketing, digital and sustainability strategies.

Célia’s most recent executive position was Managing Director at Love Home Swap, an award-winning subscription model home swapping business.

Please click here to view Célia’s full biography.


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