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Meet the Fund Managers: MEIF-SEMLEP Briefing Event

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Northampton

Address: Silver Street, Northampton, NN1 2TA

Date & Time: Tuesday June 11th 2019, 8:15 - 12:30

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The British Business Bank and SEMLEP’s Growth Hub are holding a briefing event to raise awareness of the £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and provide businesses looking to apply with additional support.

The Fund provides debt and equity finance from £25,000 up to £2m for growing small businesses across the Midlands.

This event will brief business advisers and small businesses on the funding opportunities available and how businesses can access the funds.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund, which has been established in conjunction with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Investment Bank (EIB), 10 Midlands’ LEPs and the UK Government will provide small and medium-sized businesses with increased flexibility in the types of funding available, as well as boosting investment levels in the Midlands.

Whether you are looking to start-up, scale-up or stay ahead – this event will help to point advisers and businesses in the right direction.


08:15 – 08:45      Registrations and breakfast

08:45 – 10:30      Presentations from MEIF fund managers

  • Senior SEMLEP representative
  • Senior British Business Bank representative


  • Enterprise Loans East Midlands, MEIF Small Business Loans fund manager
  • Maven Capital Partners, MEIF Debt fund manager
  • Debt finance Q&A Panel, including fund managers


  • Mercia Fund Managers, MEIF Proof-of-Concept / Early Stage Equity fund manager
  • Foresight Group, MEIF Equity fund manager
  • Equity investment Q&A Panel, including fund managers


10:30 – 11:00      Refreshment break

11:00 – 12:00      SEMLEP’s Growth Hub session (Speakers TBC)

In parallel, the MEIF fund managers will host 1-2-1 10-minute drop-in sessions for any businesses wanting to know more about how the British Business Bank and Midlands Engine Investment Fund can assist them.

Details on how to book your 1-2-1 session will be provided after you register.

12:00 – 12:30      Networking and close

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