‘Sourcing Finance for Business Growth’ Speakers’ Panel Monday 11 May 2015

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Date of event: 11 May 2015
Event ends: 11 May 2015
Start time: 18:30
End time: 21:00
‘Sourcing Finance for Business Growth’ Speakers’ Panel Monday 11 May 2015

Following the success of the event last October and supported again by the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub and Santander the Henley Business School is repeating the first Speakers’ Panel.

We are pleased to announce the ‘Sourcing Finance for Business Growth’ Speakers’ Panel which is to be held on Monday 11 May 2015 at Henley Business School starting at 17.30.

The event addresses probably the most important of issues faced by SMEs that of financing growth.

SME businesses not infrequently find further growth hampered by a lack of finance. They may also be unaware of the full array of finance options available, from private sources including commercial loans and angel/VC investment to government grants and other sources like crowdfunding.

This event brings together a panel of speakers from SMEs who have recently secured finance for business growth. They talk about their experience of securing finance and share insights that will help SMEs who are or are thinking about raising funds to accelerate the growth of their business.

The speakers include Jon Smith, Co-founder and Managing Director of LendMeYourLiteracy , Shirin Dehghan, Founder of Arieso and Peter Hopkinson, Founder Investment Director, Invent & Network

The panel will address questions like ‘when should you raise finance?’ ‘what type of finance is best for my business and how do I approach getting it?,’ ‘Am I investment ready and can we become more attractive to investors and increase valuation?’ and ‘How do I manage the funds and investor requirements/expectations”.

The panel will be moderated by Emma Gibson, Partner Shoosmiths and Chair of Access to Finance and Bankers’ Forum

This event will help answer the questions that you’ve always wanted answered and importantly get you connected and networking with participants and peers.

Register for this panel opposite and pick up a copy of the flyer!

Henley Business School expects that these speaker panels will help make a difference to SMEs in their pursuit of growth and demonstrate that collaboration with the University of Reading can have a transformative effect on SMEs.

The University of Reading is committed to work with the SME community in the Thames Valley Region for mutual benefit.  

In partnership with:

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP Business Growth Hub




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If you have any questions, please contact Jurek Sikorski by email at jurek.sikorski@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)118 378 8188.

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