Become an Angel Investor

Become a Dorset Business Angel Investor – legal, tax & investment FAQs

Date: To be confirmed
Ticket cost: £30.00 per person, including lunch

You’ve heard of Dragons Den and perhaps it’s sparked an interest in you, but have you ever wondered what being an Angel Investor entails?

Our event is intended for would be Angel Investors or those new to Angel Investing who haven’t quite found their feet yet and want to learn more about it – particularly how to maximise your ROI and how to minimise your costs.

Supported by our sponsors – experts in their own individual fields, Dorset Business Angels are running this event to shed light on Angel Investing and allow newcomers to learn and ask questions in a safe and comfortable environment.

The four key areas for discussion as follows:

  1. The legalities of Angel Investment – Ellis Jones
  2. SEIS & EIS tax benefits – Saffery Champness
  3. Maximising the return on your investment – Investec Wealth & Investment
  4. About being a Dorset Business Angel – Max Wright, DBA Director

Dorset Business Angels are welcoming of new members but appreciate that to complete newcomers and those who are just starting out, the Angel Investing process can be a little daunting, so this event is designed to dispel the myths, shed some light and inspire a future generation of Angel Investors. Afterwards, a buffet lunch will be served.


  • 10.00am: Arrival, networking, refreshments
  • 10.15am: Welcome from DBA Director & General Manager – Peter Eales
  • 10.30am: The legalities of Angel Investment – Ellis Jones
  • 10.50am: SEIS* & EIS** tax benefits – Saffery Champness
  • 11.10am: Break (15 mins)
  • 11.25am: Maximising your return – Investec Wealth & Investment
  • 11.45am About being a Dorset Business Angel – DBA Investor & Director, Max Wright
  • 12.05pm: Q&A panel
  • 12.30pm: Buffet lunch served

This event is suitable for:

  • Those considering becoming an Angel Investor
  • Angel Investors
  • DBA members

This event is not suitable for:

  • New business networking
  • Finding new clients
  • Those considering pitching for Angel Investment
  • Support services involved in or interested in becoming involved with Angel investment

Professionals who want to personally invest or who have a portfolio of clients to whom Angel investing may be of interest are very welcome to attend. If you have a specific requirement to attend or if you are unsure whether this event is right for you, please email and we will be pleased to assist.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any issues booking your ticket. Email our Events Manager: Debbie Frith


*The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) offers great tax efficient benefits to investors in return for investment in small and early stage startup businesses in the UK.
**The Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) is a Government scheme that provides a range of tax reliefs for investors who subscribe for qualifying shares in qualifying companies. There are five current EIS tax reliefs available to investors in companies qualifying under the EIS.