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MSIF Appoint First LCR Angels Director

After an extensive recruitment process led by CRSI, MSIF is delighted to announce the appointment of Katie Nicholson as Director of the Liverpool City Region Angel Network.

Founded in March of 2018, the LCR Angel Network exists as an important link for active angel investors in the Liverpool City Region and provides quality investment opportunities for angels and entrepreneurs alike. Following a combined £1 million investment from MSIF and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the angel network will now establish itself as an independent organisation, with the focus to build on the existing foundations.

Following a recruitment process in which candidates were asked to demonstrate their ability and plans on how they intend to continue attracting quality angels and assist in developing investor ready entrepreneurs, Katie will now be tasked with implementing formal processes and structures to LCR Angels to generate successful investment opportunities.

Katie brings with her an extensive network and deep understanding of emerging markets that will further enhance LCR Angels capabilities in the region and will be key in fostering effective relationships within the city with both angels, entrepreneurs and Liverpool Chamber members looking for investment to grow their business.

Prior to joining LCR Angels, Katie launched and managed the Bridge Angel Network in her native Isle of Man, participated on the Fund Her North Steering Committee and founded the successful strategic and communications business, Petra Consulting, highlighting her sound business acumen and eye for identifying companies with significant growth potential.

Commenting on her appointment Katie said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed in this new role for the LCR Angel Network. I know how valuable a successful angel network is – providing that vital support and funding for businesses at that very early-stage.

“There is a great deal of positive activity and support within the wider LCR entrepreneurial ecosystem, this is testament to the commitment of the Combined Authority, as well as organisations such as MSIF. I’m now looking forward to working with networks such as the Liverpool Chamber who have a fantastic membership to identify how we can best work together and support qualifying businesses looking for investment.”