‘Finance in Cornwall’ – a must attend event in 2019 - PKF Francis Clark
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‘Finance in Cornwall’ – a must attend event in 2019

‘Finance in Cornwall’, often described as ‘meet the funder’ is set to return this June for the 13th time and as part of Cornwall Business Week.

‘Finance in Cornwall’, the event that is aimed at business owners looking to expand their business, or those planning to start their own venture, will take place on the 25 June 2019, at the Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay, 8:00am until 12:45pm, followed by a buffet lunch.

Hosts of ‘Finance in Cornwall’, PKF Francis Clark, have been joined by over 1,000 delegates over the years, for the event which distributes information to business owners on the funding opportunities and business support that are available in the region. The event bridges the gap between businesses and finance providers, with the aim of successfully matching SMEs to the suitable funding provider that they need to expand and grow their business.

Andrew James, PKF Francis Clark organiser of ‘Finance in Cornwall’ said: “We as a firm are dedicated to ensuring that businesses, whether established, or in their start-up and early growth phases, have access to the information they need to make the right decisions for them and their businesses. ‘Finance in Cornwall’ is a very well received event and we are thrilled to be bringing it back for its 13th event by popular demand, and indeed to be part of Cornwall Business Week. It is an ever changing landscape for funding of SMEs and in planning the event, we seek to get representation for established and ‘new’ players.  This year, I have gone for a different approach to organising the event by asking other parties to ‘host’ sessions.”

Kim Conchie, CEO of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce added “As Cornwall Lenders Forum itself was borne out of comments I made about bank lending six years ago, it is fitting that Andrew has asked us to host the debt section.  Our theme is collaboration and we our chosen presenters will showcase the range of debt options potentially available to Cornish businesses and how these can work together for the benefit of those businesses – this collaboration, has been one of the main thrusts of Cornwall Lenders Forum in recent months.”

At this year’s event, delegates will hear from more than a dozen sources of funding and business support, including the British Business Bank, ThinCats, Folk2Folk, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub, Crowdcube and more. Presentations and a panel discussion will be providing those in attendance with information on equity, debt, funding and support for R&D, giving a flavour of opportunities that they will be able to use to asses which funding stream/funder best matches their requirements. There will also be plenty of opportunities for delegates to meet the presenters and ask one to one questions that are specific to them, as well as speak to other local business owners, directors and professional advisers.

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