In conjunction with BGF, Finance Wales and Pera Technology, Mike Hayden, Corporate Director for Barclays, Mid and South West Wales is hosting a breakfast seminar addressing the topic of funding for growth. This event will give you the opportunity to hear from four key speakers:
Martin Avison, Head of Financial Channels at Pera Technology will discuss innovation grant funding while Ned Dorbin, Senior Investment Manager at the Business Growth Fund, will discuss equity funding for growth. Mike Hayden, Corporate Director at Barclays Corporate, will discuss debt funding for growth and Chris Griffiths, Deputy Fund Manager at Finance Wales, will discuss the importance of getting the right funding at the right time.
Wednesday 31 August 2012
1/6 Pocketts Wharf
East Burrows Road
Swansea SA1 3XL
08.00 Registration and breakfast
08.30 Welcome & Introduction
10.30 Networking / Close
Pera Technology’s head of financial channels, Martin Avison has raised £ms in grant, debt and equity funding for manufacturing, technology and high growth businesses. He is a member of the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA), sits on the technical committee for the British Business Angel Association (BBAA), chairs the meetings for both the Innovation and High Growth funds for the Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust (PSYBT) and possesses an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, his dissertation being on the commercialisation of equity backed business.
Mike was appointed Corporate Director for Swansea, Mid and South West Wales area in March 2010. He is responsible for a team of 19 staff including seven Relationship Directors operating over this large geographical area. The Team has responsibility for meeting the needs of a wide range of customers and is responsible for around 360 Mid Corporate SMEs.
Mike has over 31 years’ experience in Barclays and has worked in many roles during his career and in the last 15 years he has held roles in Corporate, Retail, High Net worth customers and has held Area Leadership roles in Corporate and Premier Banking. The team has always delivered for its customers and Mike is delighted to be working with them, helping them to reach their full potential.
Mike has two children and enjoys playing and coaching cricket, playing golf and supporting charities by completing various charity challenges
Ned is part of the BGF team covering South Wales and South-West England. He is responsible for identifying, completing and managing growth capital investments of £2-10m into growing SMEs across the region. BGF typically invests in businesses with a turnover of £5-100m.
Ned joined BGF from Maven Capital Partners (formerly Aberdeen Asset Management) having worked in their London office for five years where he led and completed a number of equity investments into SMEs in various regional markets. Prior to this Ned worked in corporate finance as an assistant director in the private equity lead advisory team at BDO Stoy Hayward. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO in 2001.
Chris is Deputy Fund Manager at fund management company Finance Wales. Finance Wales currently has £387 million funds under management and is a generalist investor specialising in small and medium sized businesses at all growth stages. Chris trained as a chartered accountant with Coopers and Lybrand working with a range of blue-chip companies and private equity houses including Consignia, Rank Hovis MacDougall, Orange and Doughty Hanson.
Chris joined Finance Wales in 2003 as a portfolio manager before moving to the investment team in 2007. With a strong track record in SME investment built up over ten years, he has a large and diverse portfolio of transactions, particularly focussing on development capital and management succession. Heading up a team of investment executives across Wales, Chris works primarily on our larger transactions and risk capital investments (typically £500,000 - £2,000,000).