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Business Growth Breakfast Series (1)

Date: 11th May 2016
Location: Oldham Library, Cultural Quarter, Greaves St, Oldham, OL1 1AL
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

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The Business Growth Hub’s ‘Finance for Growth’ breakfast series provides the Greater Manchester SME community with a better understanding of the funding options available to help  businesses to grow.

The opportunities for businesses to raise capital and secure investment have never been more varied. Banks and capital markets are no longer the only routes to ensure financial security as the emergence of ‘Alternative Finance’ routes such as peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms, crowd-lending and transaction finance offer businesses greater freedom than even before. This breakfast event offers attendees access to Alternative Finance experts who will provide a comprehensive overview of the market and options for borrowing.

Our guest speakers include:

-  Steve Richardson, Head of Lender Relations, Funding Options

Funding Options is a business finance comparison website that matches small businesses to various lenders for business loans, commercial mortgages, invoice financing, asset leasing and growth finance purposes.

Steve will give his take on the economic and political factors that affect financial markets and provide an outlook on the current state of business lending, whilst outlining the alternative funding options for SMEs.

-  Dave Saddington, Channel Manager – North West, ArchOver

ArchOver is a crowd lending service that enables businesses to borrow capital for any purpose against creditworthiness of their clients.

Dave will outline the opportunities that this service provides, whilst detailing the credibility criteria the borrowers have to meet, and bespoke nature of raising finance and finding financing solutions for each individual business.

Philip Hargreaves, Head of Access to Finance at the Business Growth Hub will also provide an overview of the fully funded, impartial and expert service offered by the Business Growth Hub to help your business become investment ready and highlight funding options, from banks to venture capital and emerging sources such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending.

Book your place today to avoid disappointment.


8.00am             Arrival and refreshments

8.30am             Welcome and introductions, Philip Hargreaves, Head of Access to Finance,                 Business Growth Hub

8.35am             Access to Finance service overview, Philip Hargreaves

8.45am             Alternative Finance Market overview, Steve Richardson, Head of Lender Relations, Funding Options       

9.00am             ArchOver  - crowdlending platform overview, Dave Saddington, Channel Manager – North West, ArchOver

9.15am             Questions and Answers

9.30am             Closing remarks, Philip Hargreaves, Head of Access to Finance,                                     Business Growth Hub

9.35am             Networking and refreshments

10.30am            Event closes

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