Jenny Tooth OBE, since July 2012 has taken the role of CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, the trade body for angel and early stage investing. Jenny has been providing strategic support to BBAA since its establishment in 2004, supporting both policy and interfacing with Government, as well as developing the trade body’s major annual events. Jenny has over 20 years’ experience of supporting SMEs access to investment, both in the UK and internationally. She ran her own consultancy, including spending nine years based in Brussels, working closely with the EC. She has operated a wide range of investment readiness programmes, including projects supported by national and EU funding. She has also participated in a number of expert groups on access to finance and chaired the EC Knowledge Intensive Services group under DG Enterprise. In 2006 she took on the role of Business Development Director at GLE Growth Capital and in 2009 she co-founded Angel Capital Group where she has been acting as MD of Angel Capital Innovations focusing on demand side issues and angel investment, operating projects on ICT; nano technology and Mobile services and applications. She has also been a frequent judge at business plan competitions and acted as an assessor for the Technology Strategy Board for innovation grant applications.  Jenny is an experienced speaker, both in the UK and across Europe. She has an MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science. Jenny was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2015 for services to small businesses.