In Planning growth, Raising finance, Rapidly scaling

Ready. Fund. Grow. Liverpool


  • Thursday, 15 February 2018
    18:00 - 20:30 (GMT)
  • Avenue HQ, Liverpool
    L3 1BP - 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 15 February for an evening of unique insight and the opportunity to receive bespoke advice for your business.

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

  • Panellists
  • Panellists

    Carol Bolland, Investment Manager, FW Capital

    Carol is an Investment Manager for FW Capital based in the North West of England. She is working on the NPIF Debt Finance Fund, with a focus predominately on the North West, but with the ability to support to SMEs in Yorkshire and Humber. The fund can make loan and mezzanine loan investments of between £100,000 and £750,000 for a range of purposes, including growth capital requirements to support new staff, new contracts, asset/equipment purchases and refurbishment of business premises.
    Carol joined FW Capital in November 2010 and was previously involved in the successful delivery of the £45 million North West Fund for Loans Plus which was part of the £155 million North West Fund.
    Carol has strong track record in SME investment and has worked on a full range of SME funding requirements. Her career has included previous roles at Alliance Fund Managers and NatWest.

    Christine Walters, Investment Manager, SPARK Impact

    Chris is responsible for deal sourcing, making and closing investments, and managing portfolio companies to successful exits for the Enterprise Development Scheme on the Isle of Man. The EDS is a £50m fund available to Island based companies and companies looking to relocate.

    Prior to joining SPARK Impact, Chris’ previous roles included 18 years at NatWest bank and in 2003 Chris joined Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF).

    As an Investment Manager her role was to invest European objective one funds into the Merseyside region and into a variety of sectors such as Creative and Digital, Food and Drink, Advanced Engineering and Environmental Technologies.

    In 2014, Chris joined Grant Thornton LLP and their Business Growth Team.