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At these conferences we do something different. Our conferences involve ‘live’ case studies, informal panel discussions, Q&As and networking.
We build in time for attendees to really question speakers to help ensure each attendee gains a tangible learning that will impact their business.
Debt Finance for Growth from Informed Funding
We are excited to announce our second Informed Funding Conference of 2017 – hot on the heels of our March Conference.
This Conference focuses firmly on the best options for using debt to finance business growth. Business owners are understandably risk averse when it comes to borrowing, but today there are a very wide range of options – it’s all about matching the right type of finance to your business, something that changes as you grow.
Delegates will have the opportunity to:
Gain insight in to the range of products on offer – and what might match their own needs.
Hear from, and network with, Funders that cover the spread of debt products available – overdrafts, loans, invoice finance, bonds, P2P, supply chain finance and much more.
Participate in Q&A Sessions with real business case studies
Learn from experts who can advise on issues of risk and the handling of renegotiating and replacing existing debt as your business changes.
Debt Finance for Growth is being held at the fabulous Glaziers Hall at London Bridge.
1.30pm to 2.00pm – Registration
2.00pm to 2.05pm - Welcome from Informed Funding
2.05pm to 2.30pm – Andrew Davis Programme Director of the Alternative Funding Network (and former Editor of the FT Weekend) will be presenting findings from his recently completed research looking at the current state of the finance market for growing businesses.
2.30pm to 3.20pm – Session One – Obtaining the Debt Finance that matches your needs and how to avoid BAD finance. We then get a chance to quiz a panel consisting of the senior management of a range of different debt Funders – Sam Fromson (Invoice Cycle), Jane Dumeresque (Folk2Folk), John Davies (Just Cash Flow), Luke Redman (Pay4), all chaired by Stephen Sacks, CEO of Funding Nav.
3.20pm to 4.00pm – Refreshment Break
4.00pm to 4.40pm – Session Two – Effective management of personal and business risk when taking on debt – the key lessons. We then turn to looking at the issue of risk management when taking on debt, led by the team from The Legal Director (with experienced in-house lawyers, Ed Simpson and Anne Whalley). This will involve case study material and the chance to fire in your own questions.
4.40pm to 5.30pm – Session Three – How to recycle and renegotiate your existing debt – a session based around real business case studies. We are trying something a little different here, taking a deep dive in to the various debt challenges tackled by a real company (fast growing business, £5.6million turnover last year and over 100 staff). The discussion will be led by the team from EFM, involving the recently appointed FD and insights from different Funders and Experts. Should be a great story to learn from, live on stage!
5.30pm to 5.45pm – Formal Wrap Up
1:1 Sessions - Legal and Finance experts will be ready to meet you for 1:1 sessions helping you with your specific questions and challenges
EFM is a team of part-time Finance Directors and Business Advisors, supporting hundreds of growing SMEs
The Legal Director are experienced in-house lawyers providing part time legal directors for businesses across the UK
*Our timetable and mix of speakers is always subject to amendment, dependent on availability.
Thanks to our sponsors, we can afford to offer free tickets to our first 50 registered businesses – subject to status*
*First 50 Tickets for free – for trading SMEs looking for finance.
All other delegates - £48 including VAT.
Informed Funding is Sponsored by Workspace.
Workspace is home to some 4000 New and Growing Companies. It provides unique office space, co-working and meeting rooms in over 65 business centres across London. Workspace provides the right environment for its customers to grow, offering business grade connectivity, access to key partner services and a rolling programme of business insight and networking events.
With thanks to our Event Sponsors
Invoice Cycle is a leading UK registered funding platform, providing small and medium businesses with a fast and efficient finance option.
We can offer an easy to use Working Capital Facility using our cutting-edge technology with no arrangement fees, contracts or onerous applications leaving you completely in control.
Whether Single, partial or full invoice discounting, short term loans or support for a Saas business model, we are here to help and passionate about helping UK SME get the funding needed to succeed!
Just Cash Flow PLC is a responsible specialist lender to UK Businesses. They offer flexible funding solutions to businesses to help them manage cash flow.
This means you can concentrate on running your business and not how you finance it. They work with you supporting your longer term funding challenges. And they lend our own funds.
Pay4 is the working capital solution of choice for established UK businesses. They provide a revolving credit facility to pay for any goods or services. Credit limits can be used, repaid and reused again.
They don’t take security over business assets, so Pay4 works well alongside existing finance. Or use it as a standalone product. They believe that every stable and growing business should have access to cost effective finance without constraints or delay.
Funding Nav facilitates cash into businesses at the lowest cost to both the company and lowest exposure to the directors. It does this through a unique 4 stage process aimed at firstly maximising the cash generation of the business and then introducing either debt or equity or a combination of both.