Your Finance Options for Growth

Host: Midlands Engine

Location: Online - Webinar

Cost: FREE


Thursday, 7th October 2021 at 10:00am - 11:30am

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The “Your Finance Options for Growth” webinar is being hosted by the British Business Bank’s Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), in partnership with D2N2 Growth Hub, and will provide you with information on the finance currently available to grow your business through MEIF and other funding options.

This webinar will give entrepreneurs and start-ups, scale-ups and established businesses, and support agencies, in the D2N2 LEP area with an update on the finance currently available to them, focusing on MEIF.   

Attendees will have the option of taking part in two of three breakout sessions, hosted and led by access to finance experts, covering:

  1. Start-up funding for scale-ups;
  2. Debt funding for growth; and,
  3. Equity funding for growth.

If you are a start-up, scale-up or established business looking to grow your business using finance or a support agency helping businesses to grow, this webinar will outline the MEIF’s various debt and equity funding options, as well as the advice and guidance on finance that can be accessed from D2N2 Growth Hub and its partners:

  • Hosted by John O’Donnell of D2N2 Growth Hub, Breakout Session 1 on “Start-up funding for scale-ups” will include panellists Sukhveer Chirrimar from First Enterprise - Enterprise Loans, Alex Toft from Minerva Business Angel Network, Ashreen Seethal from Innovate UK EDGE and Amber Launder from NatWest;


  • Hosted by Dr Sophie Dale-Black of British Business Bank, Breakout Session 2 on “Debt funding for growth” will include panellists Jonathan Lowe from Maven Capital Partners, Leo Magee from The FSE Group, David Griffiths from Sterling Capital Reserve and David Smith from Oxford Innovation; and,


  • Hosted by Lewis Stringer of British Business Bank, Breakout Session 3 – “Equity funding for growth” will include panellists Dr Sandy Reid from Mercia Asset Management, Adam Huckerby from Foresight Group, Aaron Baker from Business Growth Fund and Sally Saunders from Provantage Corporate Finance.

After attending the webinar, growing businesses and support agencies will be better informed about the funding options available to them, how to prepare for finance and where to go to access these options.

Book your place for this virtual webinar and two of the three breakout sessions here

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