The number one concern of most business owners is cash flow, and few things cause more stress than having insufficient or badly structured debt finance in place. At a time when there are now far more funding options available to businesses than ever before, Informed Funding helps you take a look at what might work for you.

Informed Funding are putting on a packed morning that will help you take a fresh look at your finances. Have you got the right facilities in place for your business? Are you aware of the range of options now available? Do you understand the personal and business risks involved with different types of debt? These are just some of the questions we will be considering.

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To make the most of your time we will give you the chance to:

  • Hear from experts at Informed Funding about the range of debt finance that has come on to the market – Informed Funding now track some 800 sources at Informed Funding
  • Listen to legal and financial experts who can help guide you through the maze
  • Learn from real businesses that have taken a new and innovative route to financing growth
  • Network with 100’s of other businesses

Timetable:

9:00 to 9:30 Registration with refreshments available

9:30 to 10:30 Seminar Session 1 

10:30 to 11:00 Networking Break with Refreshments

11:00 to 12:00 Seminar Session 2

12:00 to 13:00 Networking and Refreshments

The Event is being held at the superb Holiday Inn Conference Centre at Brentford Lock – with free parking arranged.

Session One Synopsis - 9:15 TO 10:45

Informed Funding have brought together a team of experts to share their experiences, advice and take your questions on the challenges of creating the right finance structure for your business.

Gary Jesson is the Managing Director of the efm network, a team of 30 experienced, portfolio Finance Directors. Gary has acted as FD to over 40 SMEs since founding efm, and has considerable experience in improving working capital management.

Andrew Harrington founded AHV Associates LLP in 2001, a business that has become an award winning firm, providing a wide range of corporate finance advice to private businesses including capital and debt raising.

Charlotte McKnight is the Client Legal Director from The Legal Director, a legal consultancy that provides businesses with high calibre lawyers on a flexible basis. 

Mark Runiewicz is CEO of Trade and Export Finance Limited. He has 25 years of experience in negotiating structured finance deals for growing businesses. He and his team placed more than £40million of funding for SMEs in 2013 alone.

Gary, Andrew, Charlotte and Mark will all be giving brief presentations and sharing material to take away. They will also be available for one to one questions throughout the break periods.

Session Two Synopsis - 11:15 TO 12:15

In this session we bring together a range of funders, each with very different lending models. Each Funder will be explaining their model, what they look for as a client and how they maintain the customer relationship through the ups and downs of business life. We bring together:

Satago, a new platform providing cash-flow finance against invoices issued.
Just Cash Flow, who provide an alternative to a bank overdraft with loans up to £500,000.
UK EXIM, who provide finance against their customers order book.
GLE who provide a range of funding offers for early stage businesses.
NatWest's Business and Commerical Banking team will also join the panel. 

All of the speakers will be on hand with their teams for one to one discussions.

Satago (Latin): To satisfy/pay a creditor: Anybody who has ever run their own small business, or worked as a freelancer, will know the pain of getting paid late by their business customers. Satago was developed after experiencing first-hand the frustration of trying to keep organised whilst simultaneously chasing dozens of debtors for payment. By giving small businesses the tools to automate this process, Satago can reduce the time and effort you spend on credit control and ultimately help you get paid faster.

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.