The network, which acts as a clearing house for Business Angels and companies seeking investment funds, said the 'Angels' were ideally placed to offer investment as well as hard-nosed business advice - exactly the criteria identified by the chancellor as appropriate for his new share option plan.In an announcement last week, Gordon Brown said he wanted companies to be able to access funding from sophisticated and high-net worth individuals.Network managing director Bernard Hallewell said: 'This could encourage Business Angels to play an important role in helping to manage the companies they invest in because they should then be able to benefit from this tax advantage.'
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