Angel Groups consists of a number of distinctly separate groups, who all share the same angel-funding platform across the North of England. The technology allows the individuals to syndicate within their own group, or communicate to other members/groups through the platform. Whilst this scale makes us truly unique, bringing benefits to individual angels as well as businesses looking for funding, it is our ability to blend other funding into the solution that truly distinguishes us from other platforms.

Based out of Entrepreneurial Spark in Leeds, Angel Groups is a trading name of Financial Pulse Limited (Company Number 09202003) registered at 10 Cliff Parade, Wakefield, WF1 2TA.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we would love to hear from you. If you drop us an email at info@financialpulse.co.uk and we will respond shortly.


Martin Avison

Managing Director

Having raised millions in innovation and R&D grant funding, debt and angel investment, Martin truly understands the challenges and options open to high-growth businesses. With an MBA, his dissertation on commercialising angel-backed businesses and having sat on the technical committee for the UK Business Angel Association (UKBAA), he is passionate about growing the angel community across the North of England.

Howard Barton

IT Director

Howard has performed many roles within IT businesses , culminating in Technical Director, Operations Director and Managing Director. His career started at Damart before moving to a large American firm called S2 Systems Limited.  He then set up, with three others, Alaric Systems Limited (www.alaric.com), specialising in the financial services payments market. The company was sold to private investors in 2000. An active angel investor, with a broad portfolio of interests.


Phillip Ogg

Company Secretary

Phillip is an active angel investor with a lifetimes experience in the commercial insurance sector. Very well connected, Phillip’s brings significant risk and diligence experience to the team. Phillip ran the Risk Managed & International Business profit centre - based in London for HSB Engineering Insurance Limited. His risk focus was on Construction, Erection, Contractors Plant & Machinery Breakdown for UK, European & Australasian clients and possesses significant experience of the renewable Energy Insurance market.


Angel Groups Sponsors

  • Financial Pulse
  • Clarion
  • WGN
  • Track Metrics
  • Control Point
  • ClientsFirst
  • Smailes Goldie
  • Forrester Boyd