How to get funding for your business @ Digital Media Centre
Join the Enterprise Nation community alongside entrepreneurs and experts as they share their advice on how small businesses can successfully raise funds.
This session will cover how you can access business finance through
- Traditional bank funding such as loans, overdrafts and invoice finaice
- The govenment backed Start Up Loans programme
- Alternative routes to finace such as investor funding
- Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer options such as Kickstarter and Funding Circle
Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people in the UK turn their good ideas into great businesses. Our events are a fun and friendly way start or grow your business, and meet other people who are doing the same.
Hear from a panel of funding experts:
Pete Roddis (HSBC)
Having worked in the banking industry for over 20 years, Peter has a wealth of experience of what funding options are avilable and how best to match products to an individual company’s needs to make sure they get the product that is right for them.
Damian Baetens (Transmit Start-ups)
Damian has worked for over 20 years within the creative, digital and business enterprise sector. He is currently business development director at Transmit Start-Ups which provides finance, business support and mentoring to new businesses throughout the UK. It’s run by entrepreneurs, who have operated businesses themselves, not ex-bank managers or accountants. So far the organisation has provided funding worth £8m to over 1000 start-ups. He is also a business advisor for Creative Industry Finance which provides a range of financial products and services designed to enable the growth of the UK’s cultural, digital and creative industries. Damian is one of an initial cohort of 12 key regional champions for Enterprise Nation recruited to extend important early-stage support to the growing number of new firms in the North of England.
Gareth Allen (Red Sky)
Gareth was a commercial manager at Barclays Bank for six years before joining RedSky in 2013. He provided financial and wider business advice to hundreds of companies across a broad spectrum of industries, and from pre-start up to long-established multi-million pound companies. He has also held senior management positions in the retail industry, specialising in performance management, team development and individual coaching.
Gareth’s expertise is in helping businesses develop a strategic plan for the future, implement that plan, and access the finance required. He believes that good communication is the key to success, and gets a real kick out of helping people achieve their goals. Gareth is a coach at Wakefield Triathlon Club, and enjoys playing back garden football with his young son.
Alex Barlow (All Beer)
Alex is the founder of All Beer Finder, a company dedicated to matching you with beers that you never knew you liked. Alex secured funding for the All Beer Website and app via crowdfunding thought Kickstarter. Come along to hear his journey and see how crowdfunding could work for your business.