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Meet the Fund Managers - Midlands Engine Investment Fund D2N2 Briefing Event

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub
Venue: Derby Arena, Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB
Date: Tuesday 8th October, 2019
Time: 8.15am - 12.30pm
Cost: Free

The British Business Bank and D2N2 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. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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 D2N2 representative
  • Senior British Business Bank representative


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


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

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment break

11:00 – 12:00 D2N2 Growth Hub introductory session

In parallel, the MEIF fund managers will host 1-to-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. Please email to book your session.

12:00 – 12:30 Networking and close


The support provided by D2N2 Growth Hub 2019-2022 is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund, therefore we are required to evdience that you are a small to medium sized enterprise.

Prior to attending a D2N2 Growth Hub event, or contact with a D2N2 Growth Hub Adviser, you will need to submit an SME enrolment form providing details of your business which will be sent to you via email.

Please print the form, complete all areas, sign in ink, scan and return by email to with Growth Hub 2019-22 enrolment form in the subject line.

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