In Planning growth, Raising finance

Ready. Fund. Grow.


  • Wednesday, 31 May 2017
    18:00 - 20:30 (GMT)
  • Avenue HQ, 17 Mann Island, Liverpool
    L3 1DG - View map
  • 02:30 hours
  • This event is free of charge

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Are you looking to raise external finance to grow your business?

The UK funding landscape is ever-changing and almost weekly a new alternative source of funding becomes available to small businesses. If you have identified that you need to look externally to raise finance to grow your business, how will you navigate the funding landscape and identify which source of finance is the right one for your business? And crucially, how do you avoid wasting your time chasing the wrong funders?

‘Ready. Fund. Grow.’, brought to you by G, is designed specifically with your business and your fundraise in mind. The Growth Finance team at G are experts in raising funds for small businesses – they have already supported over 350 founders, just like you, to raise over £230m.

Meet the team and some of their contacts from the funding world in Avenue HQ on 31st May for an evening of unique insight and the opportunity to receive bespoke advice for your business. This is an occasion that you simply cannot afford to miss.

The evening will cover:

  • Insights into today’s funding market in the UK
  • How to create impact with investors: hear first-hand from a panel of expert investors what they look for in an investment opportunity and how you can maximise your chances of success in securing finance.

This will be followed by an evening of networking with other like-minded business leaders, plus the opportunity for one-to-one funding clinics with our Growth Finance team, who will provide you with invaluable advice, tailored to your business.

Register for this event today to get ready for your next stage of business growth

  • The Panel
  • The Panel

    Adam Gillet

    Adam heads up Crowdcube North, supporting growing, scalable businesses outside the capital to raise equity investment. So far, Adam and the team have raised £80m for northern businesses and £240m across the board on the Crowdcube platform. Whilst not anti-London, Adam is definitely pro-North and is passionate about recognising and supporting the talented entrepreneurs we have in the region. Having graduated from Liverpool University, Adam worked in a number of corporate financial roles before realising the startup world was far more exciting!

    Simon Thelwall Jones

    Simon is an Investment Director at MSIF which recently announced its appointment to jointly manage the £10m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), Micro Finance Fund with Business Finance Solutions, and its partnership with Maven Capital Partners to manage the £57.5m NPIF Maven Equity Finance fund. MSIF also currently has around £30m of other funds under management. Simon has a wealth of corporate finance, fundraising and venture capital experience, having bought, run and sold a number of businesses, both as an owner manager himself, and on behalf of clients including a number of regional institutional funds.

    Andrew Heaton

    RateSetter is a peer to peer lender established in 2010, offering business loans from £25,000 to £750,000 to established businesses with a minimum of three years trading. Funds can be used for all business purposes including VAT, expansion, research and development, asset refinance and acquisitions. As Regional Manager for the North West, Andrew joined RateSetter in 2016 having spent 31 successful years in commercial banking at RBS. In addition to managing deal flow Andrew also manages and overviews large complex loan applications.