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Funding Growth: Explore Your Options

Funding Growth: Explore Your Options

20 June 2023

Start Time: 8.30am

End Time: 2.30pm

The British Business Bank, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland have come together again to host the fourth Access to Finance Conference. Hosted by Susan Hayes Culleton, this free, in-person event aims to demystify external finance for smaller businesses, raising awareness of ‘alternative’ finance options and how they complement traditional bank finance to accelerate growth.

Who should attend:
Local businesses and finance advisors who work with them. The event will help attendees understand the positive role of external finance when it comes to successfully growing a business.

Attendees will:
• Gain awareness and understanding of the different options available so that you can get the right finance at the right time

• Learn from local established businesses Re-kkur and Gray’s Clip about their first-hand experience of raising debt and equity finance

• Listen to expert panel discussions exploring the range of debt and equity options

• Gain insights into the benefits of good governance, making the most of your network and the value that a Non Executive Director “NED” can bring to your business

• Learn how to take action to use external finance to make your business growth plans a reality

8.30am – 9.00am Registration

9.00am – 9.10am Welcome

Susan Hayes Culleton - Hayes Culleton Group

9.10am – 9.30am Setting the scene

9.30am – 10.00am Case study: Debt options to complement Bank finance

10:00am – 10:50am Panel: exploring alternative debt options

10:50am – 11:10am Morning break

11:10am – 11:50am Panel: the benefits of good governance, NEDs and networks

11:50am –12:30pm Case study: equity finance for traditional businesses

12:30pm – 12:50pm Signposting to further resources and support

12:50pm – 1:20pm Your action plan for funding future growth

1.30pm – 2.30pm Networking lunch

About the organisers:
British Business Bank
The British Business Bank is UK’s economic development bank, and we are here to help your business find a way, with free financial tools and expert information. We’re experts in small business finance and we work with a broad range of partners to help businesses like yours, whether you’re a start-up, an established business or you’re looking to grow.

InterTradeIreland is a dynamic resource for business growth. We focus on helping businesses in Ireland and Northern Ireland explore new cross-border markets, develop new products, embed a culture of innovation and become investor ready.

By tapping into our range of supports and networks, we can boost the innovation power of your business through cross-border collaboration and also help you to establish and grow business exports with our flexible and tailored supports.

We’re also helping firms to continue adapting post-Brexit, with dedicated digital resources designed specifically for cross-border SMEs. For support to begin your cross-border business journey visit for more information.

Invest Northern Ireland
As the regional business development agency, Invest NI's role is to grow the local economy.

We do this by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

We are part of the Department for the Economy and provide strong government support for business by effectively delivering the Government’s economic development strategies.

Target Audience: All businesses wishing to learn more about accessing finance

Organising Company: By British Business Bank – InterTradeIreland – Invest Northern Ireland



Venue: The Guildhall Derry

Postcode: BT48 7BB

Booking Link:

Event Cost: FREE