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Funding Sources for Digital & Creative Businesses

Date: 6th October 2015
Location: Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Theme: Access to finance

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Cheshire East Council, in partnership with Access to Finance, would like to invite you to a breakfast seminar aimed at businesses within the Digital and Creative sector. Cheshire East held a workshop in June this year to find out more about the challenges and priorities for this sector and one of the outcomes was a request from local businesses for more information about funding for growth and for operational activities. This event has been developed to respond to this request, it is free of charge to attend and is open to all businesses within the Digital and Creative sector.
 
Cheshire East will be reporting back on the key findings from the review and its impact on the local economy and will be joined by a funding specialist from Access to Finance team. The Access to Finance service helps SMEs become investment ready and helps them to secure appropriate funding. The team offers free and impartial advice, either on a one-to-one basis or through regular Finance and Investment Ready Workshops.
 
Speakers on the day:
 
John Moore, Access to Finance Specialist will be providing an overview of the funding sources available and advice on how to get investment ready and access these funding opportunities.
 
John Willis, Business Engagement and Inward Investment Manager at Cheshire East Council will detail business support across Cheshire East.
 
Matt O’Neill, Major Projects Manager at Cheshire East Council will provide a summary of the Digital and Creative Sector report commissioned in 2015 and outline the challenges and priorities. 

Agenda

08:00am  Arrival and refreshments
08:30am  Welcome and introduction, John Willis, Business Engagement and Inward Investment Manager, Cheshire East Council
08:40am Summary of the Digital and Creative Sector report, the challenges and priorities, Matt O’Neill Major Projects Manager, Cheshire East Council
08:55am Feedback/Questions on the challenges and priorities
09:05am Funding support available to Digital and Creative Sector, John Moore, Access to Finance Specialist, A2F
09:35am Closing remarks, John Willis, Cheshire East Council
09:40am Networking
10:00am Event closes

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