Success Story

Director of SME takes flight as Business Angel

Introduced by Hallidays to Stockport Business Angels, here’s how a partnership benefitted both the investee with £100K of investment and the investor with high returns for investing at the early stage of a growing business.

The situation beforehand

This well respected and successful business owner was seeking the right opportunity to invest financially in a local business.

The business owner was aware that he had considerable years’ expertise to offer a growing business but was unsure how to make the approach.

Already an established brand, snack manufacturers, Real Handful were seeking investment to support cashflow requirements resulting from rapid growth for their new products, team and geographic expansion.

The success we've achieved

Hallidays Stockport Business Angels event provided the perfect opportunity to be introduced to a wide variety of entrepreneurs and to discuss their business plans.

He was confident that he was introduced to entrepreneurs that had gone through a rigorous selection process. Also the Stockport Business Angels model does not charge you to invest.

They were offered £100K and with support from the Hallidays Corporate Finance Team were able to complete the deal quickly and with peace of mind, enabling both businesses to confidently move forward.


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The investor was not only able to offer financial support of over £100K but also give guidance and assistance to improve their manufacturing processes.

The aim of the Business Angels events is to offer great investment opportunities, helping business to spread their wings through improvement and growth and putting investors in touch with the right business for them.

Business Angels can invest between £20K-£500K in the hope of receiving higher returns for investing in early-stage, growing businesses. Historically, over 40-60% of the investment has been achieved.

Real Handful were awarded ‘MEN Young Business of the Year Award in 2017’ and with their investment are continuing to drive their business forward.

The Business Angels event format really encouraged pitchers and angels alike to engage with each other. We met investors that are passionate and interested in what we are doing and have fulfilled 80% of our funding requirement. We can now bring our plan to life, growing our business and team. It was a great opportunity!

Joe Taylor Real Handful Limited