D2N2 Growth Hub Supporting Growth

Right Funds For You

Event Information:

Venue: Rushcliffe Arena, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

This workshop is co-hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub and the British Business Bank. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Are you are looking to raise finance for your business?

But what finance is right for you...

Loans or equity???? What’s the difference?

Where do you start?

How do you meet the right people?

What will they expect from you and what should you prepare?

This event brings together fund managers, funding experts and business angels and shows you what you need to know.

This event will cover advice on start-up finance, private equity, small and large business debt finance, the role of venture capitalists and who are those elusive business angels??

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask the experts for information and get answers to those questions you have on raising finance for your business.

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to small and medium-sized businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.


9am - 9.30am: Registration, breakfast, refreshments and networking

9.30am - 9.45am: D2N2 Growth Hub intoduction and role in accessing finance, John O'Donnell, Business Finance Manager, D2N2 Growth Hub

9.45am - 10.15am: An introduction to debt funding and what lenders are looking for - Jonathan Lowe (Maven Capital) Victoria Copestake (Enterprise Loans East Midlands)

10.15am - 10.45am: An introduction to equity finance, the different types and what do equity investors and business angels look for. Ray Harris (The Foresight Group) John Griffiths (Minerva Business Angels) Paul Jenkinson.

10.45am - 11am: Tea & coffee break

11am -11.30am: Business planning and structure how to get it right, Tom Preece (BDO)

11.30am - 11.50am: An introduction to Alternative Lending - David Marshall (Sterling Capital Reserve)

11.50 - 12pm: Q&A Session

12pm: Finish


This workshop is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund, therefore we are required to evidence that you are a small to medium enterprise.

There will be a couple of forms that will need to be completed either prior to the event or on the day and these will be sent to you once you have registered. One form is to ensure you are a small to medium enterprise, the second is to capture any business support you have received over the last 3 years to ensure you haven’t exceeded €200,000. If you have previously completed these forms at a Growth Hub event you will not have to complete another set.

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