Wealth management firm hosts launch of ethical investment network in Bristol

Helen Bassett

Wealth management group Evelyn Partners has teamed up with Ethical Equity, an investment platform, to help start a community of angel investors in Bristol.

Together, they hosted the first of many gatherings at Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office, bringing together individuals interested in investing with a social conscience.

The goal is to build a network of investors who want to support ethical start-ups in communities that may not receive enough attention.

Helen Bassett, a partner at Evelyn Partners said: “The inaugural meeting of aspiring angel investors was a great success and there are more events planned across the country. Ethical Equity’s mission is to empower and nurture a community of 1,000 new impact investors by the close of 2024. These investors will play a pivotal role in fostering growth within underserved communities, ensuring equitable distribution of venture capital throughout the UK.

“These gatherings provide an excellent opportunity to meet fellow aspiring angel investors, share experiences, and gain valuable insights from seasoned experts in the field. Whether you’re new to investing or have some experience, they will provide you with the knowledge and connections needed to take your first steps as a change-making angel investor.”

To achieve their goal, Evelyn Partners and Ethical Equity plan to organise additional investor meet-ups in various cities, including Bristol, Birmingham, and London, throughout 2024.

Denis Lindsay, chief operations officer, said: “We aim to secure greater representation of underserved groups in the room and we were very pleased to witness the diversity of the people who came along to our event.

“Part of our mission is about demystifying the myths around investing and our partnership with Evelyn Partners is already proving hugely beneficial. They were proactive from the very start and we didn’t need to push the door open – it swung open and they pulled us in.”