HCR have become the new sponsors of Henley Business Angels (HBA), a network of entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders in the Thames Valley area.
HBA’s aim is to provide opportunities for its members to invest and mentor early-stage businesses launched by its alumni and those connected with HBA and the University of Reading, where HBA is based.
The sponsorship will enable HBA to support entrepreneurs across the Thames Valley area who are pitching to them for seed finance. Along with this, HCR’s lawyers will attend quarterly pitch events and ‘Investment Readiness’ workshops to provide advice and guidance to those who seek to raise funding.
The firm’s involvement will enable HBA to continue to build a network throughout the Thames Valley region which invests in new businesses and helps entrepreneurs achieve their ambitions.
Rachel Turner, head of the Thames Valley corporate team, said: “Henley Business Angels provide a fantastic resource for entrepreneurs to help grow their businesses in the Thames Valley area.
We fully support innovation and entrepreneurship and are committed to offering expert legal services at all stages of a business’ growth. The early stages of a new project are often when expertise is needed most, and we are delighted to be able to support them in their journey.”