NEF Angels' Den Finalists Announced!

Three finalists have been chosen to pitch at the Norfolk Enterprise Festival’s Angels’ Den, for the chance to win £10,000 in Business Support. 

The NEF Angels’ Den finalists will be competing to win £10,000 worth of business support, supported by leading local businesses including Angel Investment group The Anglia Capital Group, leading global accounting company Grant Thornton and national successful law firm Mills & Reeve. 

It will take place at the Norfolk Enterprise Festival, on Saturday 13th July at Hoveton Hall Gardens. The Festival represents a great mix of networking, talks and presentations, tastings, exhibits and debates – providing both a great business event and a fabulous family-friendly day out. 

The WoodLife Project is one of this year’s NEF Angels’ Den finalists, and tie very nicely with festival’s 2019 theme of Sustainability. The Wood Life Project is a family-run lifestyle brand that aims to replace everyday plastic items with beautifully designed, eco-friendly, British-made and sourced wooden products.

Studious is another finalist. Run by experienced academics James Gardiner and Ivan Mitchell, Studios creates high-quality digital learning resources for the higher education sector. As we move forward in the digital age, Studious utilises technology to create stimulating and engaging learning content. 

The third finalist is Safepoint. Safepoint is an app which supports lone workers who may be at risk in their vocation. Safepoint allows employers to easily monitor their lone worker's safety, and instantly become compliant with the UK health and safety regulations.

The winner will be chosen by the NEF Angels, who have been carefully selected and represent a wealth of different business sectors across Norfolk. Angels’ include: Kris Jones (CEO/ Founder, Tech Velocity), Katherine Wood (Founder, Phonics Hero), Andre Justice (Head of success, Canny IO) and Louise Bitteri (Founder, Pikl). Through the NEF App the audience will also get to vote, casting a collaberative audience vote for their favorite pitch. 

James Hunter, head of the Norwich office of Mills & Reeve said: "being part of the Norfolk business community is incredibly important, and supporting businesses that are at the start of their journey is always exciting. We want to support these new organisations so that they grow and thrive in Norfolk and share whatever experience we have with them."

Mark Watson, Head of Tax at Grant Thornton Norwich states that Grant Thornton are ‘proud to support the Norfolk Enterprise Festival in its ambition to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and raise the profile of Norfolk as a fantastic place to start a business’.