Round Table Discussion: Getting Investment Ready

With Shaun Fooy, British Business Bank

21 June 2023, 14:00 - 16:30

Gateshead College, Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead, NE8 3BE

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Corporate Partner Lead Member

Access to finance remains one of the main barriers to growth for SMES – but it doesn’t have to be.

That’s why we’ve planned this round table discussion where we’ll break down the investment myths and share how you can make your business investment ready.

To understand your options for investment, we’ve invited Shaun Fooy, British Business Bank to explore the topic in more detail. We’ll address questions such as how do you know your business is ready for investment? Do you have a business model and people to interest investors? And how and where do you go to find investment that’s right for you and your business?

Entrepreneurs with experience in the area are also invited to come along and share their advice too.

Our round tables are shaped by your views and experience, so while we hope to cover the topics above, we may discuss other subjects related to investment during the session.

About our host - Shaun is the Senior Manager for the British Business Banks, UK Network for the North East England and Tees Valley and has worked for the bank for nearly four years.

The UK Network seeks to enhance business finance ecosystems across the UK so smaller businesses, wherever they are, can grow and prosper. It also helps the Bank develop a deeper understanding of small business finance markets in all parts of the UK so that, ultimately, the Bank can improve its support to smaller businesses everywhere.

Shaun has spent the majority of his 31-year career supporting smaller businesses in the North East providing funding solutions as a relationship manager and business development manager. Ha has also worked for a number of banks in the commercial and corporate banking market, including Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and RBS and NatWest.

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