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Investment Masterclass: How to Grow Your Business Using Finance

Organiser: SEMLEP Growth Hub



Date & Time: 8 Oct 2020 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Contact Email: [email protected]

We know that loan funding is often perceived to be ‘bad’ by businesses and intermediaries alike, whilst owners also believe that they will lose control of their business if they take equity investment. So why take the risk?

Join us to discuss how businesses can actually grow using external finance and dispel some of the myths about securing loan funding and raising equity investment.

10am-10.45am: Loan funding panel

Jacqueline Day, SEMLEP

Sara Davis, Skills4Stem

Victoria Copestake, ELEM

David Price, FSE

Graham Hall, Maven

Mark Standish, Fortus

11am.-11.45am: Equity investment panel

Gordon Sparke, SEMLEP

Paul Andrews, Zike

Georgina Hollis, MKIG

Stephen Windsor, Mercia

Jordan Lavender, Foresight

Simon Arkell, EMW

MEIF, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, provides commercially focused finance through Small Business Loans, Debt Finance, Proof-of-Concept and Equity Finance funds. MEIF aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the South East Midlands and to realise the region’s potential to achieve economic growth through enterprise.

The Masterclass will cover:

  • Welcome by Jon Corbett, Head of SME, Barclays & SEMLEP Board member
  • Introduction to SEMLEP, the Growth Hub & the Growth Curve programme
  • Introduction to the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF)
  • Panel discussions with MEIF funders, intermediaries, Growth Hub High Growth Business Advisers & SMES who will share their finance challenges & growth journeys
  • Interactive sessions with audience to discuss finance challenges and Q&A opportunity

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