Creating growth, particularly in the current economic climate is the challenge of every CEO. Be it new product development, incremental changes to existing technologies or open innovation; they all have their own challenges and of course their own funding requirements. So, what will you do and how will you fund it?
This event seeks to answer these two key questions.
This combined initiative between Pera Technology, Lloyds TSB Commercial and the Business Growth Fund allows registered companies to have their ideas expertly assessed by innovation specialists who also have the knowledge of how to access the growth funding landscape; be it grant, debt or equity. By registering your details on this site you will receive a telephone consultation to consider your growth objectives. Once an advisor has spoken with you, if the event is appropriate to your company needs, you will then be invited to one of the many regional breakfast meetings being held around the UK.
To register click here.
This event will give you the opportunity to hear from three key speakers:
Martin Avison, Head of Financial Channels at Pera Technology will discuss innovation grant funding while David Colclough, Investment Director at the Business Growth Fund, will discuss equity funding for growth. Craig McNaughton, Area Director at Lloyds TSB Commercial will discuss debt funding for growth.
31 July 2012
Ramside Hall Hotel
Durham DH1 1TD
08.30 Registration and breakfast
10.10 Break out meetings and networking
Pera Technology’s head of financial channels, Martin Avison has raised £m’s 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 businesses.
David joined the Business Growth Fund in February 2012 and is based in Manchester. He has 13 years’ of investment experience with 3i covering the north of England, and was most recently responsible for the Manchester office. During this time he was involved in many different types and sizes of investment and board roles across a variety of sectors.
Craig McNaughton is Area Director at Lloyds TSB Commercial, leading the team in NE & Cumbria.Craig is spearheading the Bank’s strategy to re-engage with manufacturers through developing a closer understanding of the business, supply chain and development needs here in North East and Cumbia.