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Finance in Cornwall 2018

Over 100 business people attended our Finance in Cornwall and Start-Up Cornwall events that were held last week as part of Cornwall Business Week.

Finance in Cornwall

Based on the feedback from attendees the events were well received.

The presentations themselves were excellent: informative and to time. The latter being important when you have 22 presentations to be delivered in a morning.

Section, themeIncludes presentations fromLink
Introduction/ Background

Research and Development

CIOS LEP, British Business Bank, PKF Francis Clark (Investment Ready)

Innovate UK, Cornwall RDI funds (x3), PKF Francis Clark (Business Structures and Innovation Funding), Mylor Ventures

 Session 1 & 2
Alternative FundersCrowdcube, Funding Circle, Folk2Folk, Capitalise Session 3
Grants and Business SupportAccess to Finance, BIG2, Rural Payments Agency, CIOS Growth and Skills Hub, Transform Session 4
Start Up, Established and GrowingPKF Francis Clark (The Banks), SWIG Finance, St Austell Brewery Session 5

In addition, I covered off Private Equity/Venture Capital, as our intended speaker could not attend for personal reasons.

Finance in Cornwall 2018 on tour

Andrew James and I will be taking the ‘best bits’ of Finance in Cornwall 2018 on tour in May.

9 MayPenzance
11 MayBude
16 MayLiskeard


We will condense the content of Finance in Cornwall into 45 minutes in a breakfast seminar – think “Complete Works of Shakespeare in 2 hours” delivered by men in suits without the laughs!

For further details and how to book, please click here.

Goodbye from him

At this year’s event, I announced that this would be my last, although this was rather overshadowed by the news that Arsène is to step down as Arsenal manager! As an lifelong Arsenal fan, I would like to use this opportunity to extend my thanks for his incredible tenure at the club and wish him the best for the future.

And a goodbye from me – with big thanks to colleagues who have worked with me to organise the Finance in Cornwall events over the past 11 years. These colleagues include Linda, Devon, Ruth, Sarah and Andrew. You are all awesome.

Questions and an important reminder

If you have questions on any of the funding or business support schemes covered in Finance in Cornwall 2018, please do not hesitate to contact Andrew James or myself.

And finally, as previously advised, the Rural Development Programme for England Growth Programme closes for applications on 31 May 2018 – so potential applicants need to action now.

FEATURING: Richard Wadman
Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1993. Since 2006 he has worked in Corporate Finance, firstly with the predecessor firm in Truro… read more
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