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2020 Finance Series: Understanding Finance

Organiser: SEMLEP's Growth Hub
Date and time: Tue, 4 February 2020, 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Grant Thorton Collaborative Workspace, 199 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1AU


Lead by James Johnson, Director at Hillier Hopkins, this session will cover finance from the point of view of a company seeking investment aiming to make sure that its accounts and finances tell the right story to potential stakeholders, equity investors, debt providers, and others who might assist it in its growth path.

Hear real-world examples of accounts to understand what others will want to know and read into before making an investment, providing a loan, giving a grant, or considering applying for tax relief (R&D, capital allowances).

Refine your pitch

Get pitch training with an exclusive opportunity to pitch to the speakers in a 10-minute pre-booked slot. You’ll have:

  • 3-minutes to pitch
  • 5-minutes to take questions from speakers and audience

Mini one to one

Talk through what you’ve learnt with the experts by booking a 5-minute slot. Places are limited so email growthhubevents@semlep.com to book now.


09:00 to 09:30: coffee and introductions

09:30 to 10:30: seeking investment 101

10:30 to 11:00: Q and A

11:00 to 1130: pitching sessions in 10 minutes slots

11:30 to 12:00: one-on-one sessions with speakers if required

Who should attend:

Owners and managers of established SMEs who are exploring plans of additional finance for growth.

It is highly recommended any delegates that attend currently employ 3 or more staff, are revenue-generating at a level enough to at least employ the founder fully, incorporated as limited liability entity and has a stated objective of obtaining additional finance for growth.



*you can attend one or all of series. To book the full series, click here.

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