Raising Finance Theatre

Keynote 1 Keynote 2 Startup Theatre 3 Startup Theatre 4 Startup Theatre 5 Startup Theatre 6 Startup Theatre 7 SME Theatre 8 SME Theatre 9 SME Theatre 10 SME Theatre 11 SME Theatre 12 SME Theatre 13 Digital Marketing and Optimisation Theatre Branding and PR Theatre Raising Finance Theatre Cashflow Theatre

Wednesday 17th May

Thursday 18th May


11.00 - 11.30

Stephen Rowntree

Automatic Enrolment overview

An explanation of Automatic Enrolment employer duties. This will cover the duties themselves, deadlines, myths and misconceptions.


11.45 - 12.15

Amy Roberts

How financing can fuel growth in established businesses

If your company is over 2 years old and already turning over £250k or more, this seminar will discuss the financing options available to you in order to make that next step. From unsecured loans to factoring and everything in between, we’ll be weighing up the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision on how you want to inject capital into your growing business.


12.30 - 13.00

Luke Jooste

Funding your business’ next stage of growth

Online lending is shaking up the way small businesses access finance. By cutting out the complexity of dealing with banks, businesses can borrow directly from investors, creating a source of capital previously unavailable. By providing fast, flexible loans, businesses can access the finance they need to thrive without having to wait. If you’re looking to fund your next stage of growth, come listen to Luke discuss the benefits of online lending for established small businesses.


13.15 - 13.45

Stephen Sacks

Money For Nothing

How small to medium can get funded without giving up equity & reducing personal exposure to guarantees


14.00 - 14.30

Anthony Carty

Rise of alternative finance and the role of comparison websites

The changing face of funding business growth has been driven by a sector dedicated to delivering non-bank alternatives to SMEs looking for finance. This has given rise to a community of differentiated platforms with one goal, providing the right type finance for the business owner. Where are we now and what is the future of alternative finance?


14.45 - 15.15

Roger Brown

An interactive session exploring the vast range of alternative finance options

Equity funding, peer to peer, fintech, invoice finance……. ever wondered what they all are and how they can help your business? Whether you’re starting up on your own or running an established business the vast options available can be a little overwhelming. Join us for an interactive session to explore the funding options available to businesses and how they can be utilised for growth or in the daily management of your business. Get ready to join the discussion, share your experiences with others and learn about how other businesses have taken advantage of the vast number of funding products and services available.


15.30 - 16.00

Robert Foster

Introduction to Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding and crowd sourcing are useful ways for small organisations to access different types of support. This brief introductory session will cover what crowdfunding is, and what it isn’t. Some simple do’s and don’ts will also be included so you can get started straight away raising your own money from the crowd.