We had a fun night on Tuesday at the annual UK Business Angels Association Awards at the Dorchester in London, where we were joined by friends, supporters and investors from our network.

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We’re especially delighted that Angel Academe board member, investor and mentor (and all round great guy) Simon Thorpe deservedly won Lead Angel of the Year. In his rousing acceptance speech, Simon re-stated his commitment to increasing the number of women angel investors and supporting women-led businesses. He went so far as to pledge that his successor as Lead Angel next year should be a woman. Quite!

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In other news, Entrepreneur Academe graduate Julie Walters from portfolio company Raremark won Best Investment in a High Growth Woman Founder in recognition of their pioneering work to transform one million lives in rare disease.

Also shortlisted were The Dots (the professional networking platform for creative professionals and Mush (the new, free way for mums to meet local mums with kids the same age). Raremark was also short-listed for Best Investment in MedTech. See the full list of winners.

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Well done again to Simon, Julie, Pip, Sarah and Katie… and to the UKBAA – not only for organising such a great evening, but for finding a new venue at 2 days’ notice!

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