UK Crowdfunding Association AGM

UK Crowdfunding Association AGM

 

The members of the UK Crowdfunding Association held their Annual General Meeting at the Bates Wells Braithwaite offices at St Pauls, London today.

The meeting kicked off with a review of what had been achieved in the last 12 months including key partnerships, press coverage, regulatory changes and lobbying impact.

 

 

Existing Directors stood down, and a new Board was elected as follows:

(left to right at front of the picture)
Frank Mukahana from Quidcycle

Theresa Burton from Buzzbnk

Julia Groves from Trillion Fund who was also re-elected as Chair for a second year. 

Karen Kerrigan from Seedrs

Jonathan May from Hubbub (2nd row right)

Bruce Davis from Abundance (at rear)

and Darren Westlake from Crowdcube

 

Priority issues for the coming 12 months were agreed as:

AWARENESS
Education, ongoing press, lobbying, sharing research and insights

REGULATION
How the regulations are implemented, simplified advice, social trading and exempt models

TAX
ISA qualification, SITR implementation, treatment of bad debts, gift aid etc.

COMPETITION
Creating a level playing field, removing barriers, access to banking

Other business included:

Thanks to Simon Dixon and Andy Payne for their contribution as outgoing Directors
Thanks and a farewell to Annika Wahlberg who finishes at the end of June
Welcome to Jeff Poole who joins as Manager on July 1st
Revised fees for renewals and new members

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