The BBAA (British Business Angels Association) trade body is today organising its annual awards ceremony and conference at the Belfry.
The event is sponsored by Advantage West Midlands, the redevelopment agency for the West Midlands.
It will include both an opportunity to recognise key contributions made to this growth sector during the year at the annual awards dinner as well as create a platform for discussion about how this new sector should grow during the conference session on Thursday.
Many business angel networks and agencies have seen an increase in activity in 2009 as a result of high net worths looking for greater influence over how their money is invested as well as more business start-ups turning to business angels to provide initial funding.
However, converting interest into actual funds invested; and, funds invested into business success is where the industry still needs to prove its mettle.