News - 16 June 2021

Event: Unlocking finance for your start-up

First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans, in partnership with the Start-Up Loans Company is holding a virtual event to give start-ups, entrepreneurs and support agencies an update on the finance available from the British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans scheme.

The event takes place on Thursday 8 July from 8:30am – 10.00am.

Start Up Loans was established in September 2012 to help new and early-stage businesses in the UK access affordable finance and mentoring support. Since then, the scheme has issued 4,425 loans to businesses in the East and South-East Midlands, with a value of £35.9m.

The last year has seen a significant increase in the number of people who are looking to start a business and seeking the finance they need to do so.

Two expert panels will be speaking at the event:

Panel 1

  • Louise McCoy, Commercial Director at the Start-Up Loans Company
  • Gareth Price, Director of Customer Experience at the Start-Up Loans Company
  • Tim Evans, Head of Investment at Creative England

Louise, Gareth and Tim will outline:

  • what ‘Start Up Loans’ is
  • the criteria businesses must meet to be able to apply
  • the application process
  • the mentoring support the scheme offers
  • the online support available from Start-Up Loans Company partners, such as the Open University

Panel 2

  • Stefan Nycz, Investment Manager at First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans
  • Anna Reynolds, Founder of Reynolds Photography
  • Sagar Haval, Founder of The Simulator Company
  • Anthony Quinn, Founder of The Pudding Pantry and Start Up Loans Ambassador (East Midlands)

Stefan, Anna, Sagar and Anthony will discuss:

  • the support that start-ups and entrepreneurs receive throughout the application process, and after the loan has been provided
  • how the finance has positively supported their businesses

There will also be an opportunity to ask our panellists questions during the event.

Book your place for this virtual event.

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