The Haven Gateway Partnership, in collaboration with the BEST Growth Hub, is hosting a half-day conference at the University of Essex’s Business School.

At the event, you will hear from a range of funding sources including European and lottery funders that are available for your business.  You will also have the opportunity to pre-book 1:1 appointments with funders and explore your opportunities to grow and develop.

In addition, there will be a workshop facilitated by Prof Nigel Pye to explore your views on funding and what you feel would be the most valuable to your business.  This is intended to help shape future funding calls and will be submitted as part of a response to the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

Tickets are £20 (plus VAT) per delegate which includes parking, refreshments and a networking lunch, sponsored by the LoCASE project.  Places are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Timetable for 'Financing Your Business Growth'

8.45                Registration, coffee and networking
 
9.15                George Kieffer, introduction and setting the scene
 
9.20                Speakers – representatives of different types of funders and the ways in which funding can help business.
 
10.20              Coffee break
 
10.30              Marketplace session – stands and pre-bookable appointments
 
12.00              ‘What funding would you like as a business’ – what are you looking for/what is missing.
 
                      Facilitated session with Prof Nigel Pye (if he is available)
                       
12.50              Lunch and networking – stands available to visit again.
 
13.30              CLOSE