Sources of Funding to Help SME Growth and Development

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Start Date: 11 Mar 2015

Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Time: 10:45 AM

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Venue: Millennium Point, Room MP243 and MP244, Birmingham

Join us for this event where we have a range of speakers offering their advice on sources of funding to help SME growth and development.

Click here to read more about our speakers, their backgrounds and the advice they will share with you at this event.


 8.00am   Arrival and Registration
 8.15am Introduction and Welcome
 8.30am Lakhbir Singh - Business Development Manager
Lakhbir will reassure owner/mangers of SME’s  about BCRS Business Loans - An alternate source of business finance.
 8.45am Joanne Baldwin - Ormerod Rutter
Joanne will talk about the importance of reliable and timely management information. She will also look at the process of financial forecasting and discuss the aspects that should be considered and included in applications for finance.
 9.00am James Whitaker - Barclays Bank
 9.15am Ray Harris - Odyssey Corporate
Ray will concentrate his talk based around transactional finance, generally MBO’s.
 9.30am Alison Bradley - Central Finance
Alison's talk will look at alternate and additional sources of finance for SME's.
 9.45am Graham Mold - Finance Birmingham
Graham will provide a brief summary of the new funds available to SMEs across the West Midlands at Finance Birmingham.
 10.00am Tony Seaton - Blue Sky Corporate Finance
Tony’s talk will explore the different forms of Crowdfunding, how they operate and some of the advantages and disadvantages of this new type of funding.
 10.15am Closing Remarks
 10.15am Exhibition - Question and Answer Sessions
 10.45am Close

Additional Information

Please book your place to attend by contacting Colleen Bass on the email detailed below.


  • Free event
  • Refreshments provided

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Colleen Bass at

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