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Finance In The South

Posted on: 26/01/2018

Following the success of last year’s event, which more than 80 people attended and was described as ‘meeting the funders’, it will be returning again this year, but with a brand new name.

‘Finance in the South’ is aimed at business owners looking to expand their business – or people planning to start their own venture and will take place at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium, on Thursday March 1 from 8am to 1pm. Places are free but limited.

More than a dozen sources of grant, debt and equity funding as well as business support agencies will be taking part.

Chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark, organisers of the seminar, will also be signposting other grant schemes and providing useful pointers to getting ‘investment ready’.

‘Short and sharp’ presentations will allow delegates to initially assess which funding stream or funder best matches their requirements.

There will also be networking opportunities for owners and managers to speak to presenters on a ‘one to one’ basis or make an introduction for a follow-up meeting.

The morning will include targeted sessions depending on the business needs of delegates.

One will be aimed at start-ups/businesses which have been trading for less than two years, while the other will be for more established businesses.

Martin Aldridge, a Partner at PKF Francis Clark, said:

“After receiving superb feedback from our delegates last year, such as ‘a fantastic morning’ and ‘great line-up of speakers’, we are delighted to be supporting our local business community (both existing businesses and start-ups) again this year by providing them with the opportunity to speak to the funders and those that can help their businesses grow.”

To reserve your place, please book here:


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