Funding Innovation for SME’s

Join us for the Access to Business Funding Forum, Thursday 13 October 6-9pm at Surrey Business School. Organised by Surrey Business School, University of Surrey in conjunction with Surrey Chambers of Commerce.

Interactive financial forum, with panel discussion and keynote speech, followed by networking and drinks reception. The event is targeted at companies of all sizes seeking external funding with a strong participation of a wide range of expert lending partners.

A keynote address by Terry Toms, CEO of R & D Tax, will provide a broad overview of financing alternatives for innovation before focusing on two key areas— R&D tax credits and grant fund-raising.  Government initiatives such as Innovation UK provide grant opportunities but also have certain pitfalls while more than 16,000 SME’s have received £800 million as R&D tax credits as recently as 2014.  Why not your company too?

The panel discussion will follow and cover key topics:

  • Growth finance- debt vs. equity
  • Alternative finance- platforms vs. bank
  • Innovation in financing products

We will end the evening with a networking reception where participants can arrange 1-2-1 meetings to continue discussions with specific lending partners for the event. 

Please contact Surrey Chambers of Commerce to book your place.