Inspiring Growth: Alternative ways to take your business to the next level

This event - targeted at established businesses looking to scale up - will hear from a range of experts about the benefits of alternative finance. It will also look at a wider range of issues affecting SMEs, including exports, e-commerce and how to overco


Wed, 22 Mar 2017
(08:30 - 13:00)


Lauren White



Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson Street


0131 311 7233

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For SMEs in Scotland, the transformation from an early-stage to a mature and successful business can be extremely challenging.

With traditional debt and equity funding difficult to access for young companies, alternative finance - usually sourced through crowdfunding platforms - is increasingly being used to drive forward businesses with high-growth ambitions. One of the broader challenges is matching businesses with investors to plug gaps in both the supply and demand of finance to support SME growth.

Confirmed speakers include:

Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Scottish Government
Stuart Lunn, CEO, Lending Crowd
Derek Shaw, Investment Director, Scottish Investment Bank
Paula Skinner, Partner, Harper Macleod
Angela Morrison, Founder, amiExecutive
Emil Stickland, Director, Thrive Digital
Brian Smillie, Founder and CEO, Beezer

Fee: £99 + VAT
Please quote SCOTFOOD to receive a 20% discount.

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