Female and BME Business Led Forum: The Challenge of Finance & Innovation: Past, Present and Future
It’s one thing to talk about your business dreams and another to take strategic action to make it happen.
Don’t take our word for it. After the successful launch of the Female and BME Business Led Forum last year, join us at the next meeting entitled “The Challenge of Finance & Innovation: Past, Present and Future” on Monday 23rd March at City Hall, London SE1, between 6pm – 8.30pm.
With support from ICAEW and City Hall to create the Female and BME Business Led Forum, the NBWN have been able to set up an ongoing campaign structured to connect small business owners to the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and inform their diversity in business strategy. Recommendations from these meetings will be used to inform policy.
The Forum brings together a wide range of critically acclaimed business owners; corporate professionals; financial experts, retail banks and policy leads to share knowledge; increase understanding and build the capacity of diverse SMEs to access the strategic support and information they need to grow and flourish.
On the night we will be looking to:-
- Identify financial options open to determined, time strapped entrepreneurs e.g. seed, angels, grants, venture capital, foundations, crowd funding and challenger banks to overcome common financial barriers.
- Provide the latest thinking innovative thinking and learning processes on entrepreneurship from industry experts.
- Knowledge sharing practice from industry professionals and business champions to develop skills, create jobs and support business growth.
Opening Presentation from Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor (MOPAC) and Facilitated by Sonia Brown MBE; our unrivalled line up of speakers includes:
- Sharron Gunn, Executive Director, Commercial, ICAEW
- Irene Graham, Executive Director for Business Finance and Strategy, BBA
- Sheila Elliott Director of BSS Management Consultancy
- Ms Nila Khan, Director, N M Khan Associates
- Catherine Walker, Head of Large Enterprise Marketing, Group Enterprise, Vodaphone Group
Take advantage of our expertise.
While discussing the contribution and impact of women and diverse businesses on London’s economy, the forum offers the perfect environment for those serious about accelerating their success. We bring trusted advice to you, as well as providing a pragmatic and practical approach to gaining the knowledge, experience, skills and capital you need to grow your business.
Don’t miss out!
The forums are aimed at micro businesses, SME’s, solopreneurs, homeworkers, coaches, consultants and leaders of social enterprises. Booking is essential as places are limited. Sign up now at http://femaleandbmefinanceandinnovation.eventbrite.co.uk