Days Love Business EXPO 2022

 11:10- 11:30  Grant Peggie - What are the challenges to investment?

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British Business Bank - 100% Government owned and the key to getting the best finance deal whether you are a start-up, want to scale-up or simply stay ahead – then you can’t afford to miss this session.

This seminar is ideal for SME's looking at funding options, accountants and other intermediaries advising their clients on business plans, and those looking into new customer areas, for a background on the funding available and what fund managers are looking for to ensure a successful application.

Each of the MEIF fund managers will give a short synopsis on their respective funds, covering both debt and equity funding, then follows a discussion with a successful case study/investee speaking on their experiences and challenges whilst going through the investment process.

In this session you will hear how the financing works first hand from both the fund managers who work with the business and the people in businesses they have helped. If you think accessing finance is too difficult, too expensive - and it’s this combination that’s holding you back – then you have got to hear this for yourself – and it’s told by businesses like you.


“From the day we submitted our application to money being 
in the account was 3 weeks - it was really quick.”

Michael Kane Director, Bramley & Gage


The British Business Bank is 100% Government owned, but independently managed and its aim is to make finance markets work better for small businesses in the UK. It brings investment expertise and Government money to the smaller business finance markets. 


It will unlock up to £10 billion of new finance and bring greater choice and information on finance options to smaller businesses. Programmes are designed to bring benefits to smaller businesses that are start-ups, high growth, or simply viable but underfunded.


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Start-up Finance – need funding to get your idea off the ground?

When you’re trying to start a business, finance can be the key to getting your idea off the ground.

But often it can be difficult to find, with lenders sometimes reluctant to serve riskier, early-stage ventures. For those without personal savings or contributions from friends, families or associates to draw on, the result is at best a slow and unsteady start, and at worst no start at all.

That’s why the British Business Bank, through its partner the Start Up Loan company is funding loans of up to £25,000 – available to entrepreneurs, in addition to mentoring and advice, to ensure budding businesses get the best start in life.


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Scale-up Finance - Are you looking to grow your business?

Understanding the finance options suitable for your growing business isn’t always straightforward.

Our new Finance Hub helps you understand the options available to you through an interactive finance finder and provides useful content to help get your business investor ready.

So, whether you’re looking to acquire another business, open a second location or invest in new equipment and machinery, learn how equity and debt finance could help you grow your business.


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Stay-ahead Finance - viable but underfunded?        

Are you a viable company seeking a loan to grow, or simply in need of day-to-day finance for your business?

For established businesses, access to finance can mean the difference between staying ahead – either through expansion or getting day-to-day working capital – and falling behind.

The British Business Bank will increase choice of both product and provider for smaller businesses through investing alongside or providing guarantees to our partners.

Businesses looking to achieve particularly rapid growth, especially through equity finance, may wish to consider some of our SCALE UP partners


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The British Business Bank

Helping businesses understand and identify suitable finance options to help your business grow with the Finance Hub from the British Business Bank.

Enabling SMEs to seek the finance best suited to their needs.

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