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Ready Steady Grow! London

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST

Ready Steady Grow! is a series of regional events organised by the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA).

These industry-renowned events bring together small businesses, investors, funders, entrepreneurs and business advisers – all in one place at one time to hear expert opinion from SME industry experts. Get booked in to attend one of these events now!

 If you are an Entrepreneur looking to start a business, or access funding to take your business to its next level….

You will discover more about all of the external funding options, support and expertise available to help you get yourself funded, grow and become more successful.

If you are an Investor (including Angel Investors, professional investors, financial planners and private investors)…

You will learn about the options available for investing in small businesses and how to confidently invest in the ‘Next Big Thing’.

If you offer Professional Services, including accountancy, law, tax advice and business consultancy…

You will get access to small businesses operating in your area and discover new ways to help them develop and grow.

About Ready Steady Grow!

Through practical seminars, Q&As, panel discussions and networking, we review a wide range of funding options, including the government-backed Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).

We will explore:

  • The funding challenges facing small businesses – A panel of entrepreneurs and industry experts will discuss topical issues including the impact of Brexit on SMEs, SME funding and how to overcome obstacles to growth.
  • How to make yourself ‘Investor Ready’ – Learn the secrets of making yourself desirable to
  • investors, as told by successful small businesses and their investors, who will share their stories and experiences. Ask them – and finance experts – questions that will help you in your quest for investment.
  • How funding options such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme, Venture Debt, R&D tax credits and Government funding can support companies seeking investment.
  • How investors/advisers can gain access to exciting, entrepreneurial companies with strong growth potential


Roderick Beer, UK Business Angels Association
Roderick’s career spans over 15 years of managing, founding and growing angel groups and investment platforms that have collectively deployed over £100m of equity investment in more than 500 startup and scaleup businesses. He started his career at Beer & Partners, one of the first and largest angel groups in the UK, and later helped form and grow a corporate finance firm as their COO. He is now the Managing Director of the UK Business Angels Association, the trade body for angel and early-stage investing, representing over 200 organisations and 18,000 investors around the UK.

Nick Hawkins, Grant Thornton
Nick works in Grant Thornton’s national Growth Finance business, providing a range of support services to businesses seeking up to £10m in external finance and representing the firm in the early-stage investment community. Nick has worked on a number of EIS and has worked with companies all through the process, and has recent experience helping companies navigate the risk to capital rules and in issues arising in valuation with EIS funders.

Emma Fadlon, The Knowledge Transfer Network
As a member of the Access to Finance and Funding team, Emma supports KTN’s early stage investment activities, including investment readiness and pitch training programmes. She helps companies to evaluate their business, commercial and to-market plans and links them into the relevant support, funding and investment networks. With a PhD in tumour immunology, Emma’s background encompasses a range of health applications, including vaccines, medical devices, and mental health programmes. Prior to joining KTN, she was Head of Business Development at The Pirbright Institute.

Henry Whorwood, Beauhurst
Henry leads Beauhurst’s Research & Consultancy team. He is an expert on business finance and has worked on briefs for clients including the British Business Bank, Penningtons Manches, Syndicate Room, and Innovate UK. Henry regularly gives presentations on market trends at events around the country. He studied Classics at the University of Oxford

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September 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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