Business Soundbites Session on SMEs and Access to Finance

Business Soundbites Session on SMEs and Access to Finance

  • Date: 06.06.2019
  • Start time: 17:00
  • End time: 20:30

Kent Business School has the pleasure of inviting you to our upcoming business soundbites session, organised in partnership with Santander UK, on SMEs and access to finance on Thursday 6 June from 17:00hrs onwards in the Sibson building on our Canterbury campus.

In this session, we explore what types of funding are available to small and medium-sized companies (such as loans, grants, Venture Capital, crowdfunding or share capital) and provide a platform to SMEs to share their experiences and challenges in accessing these various types of funding.

Dr Ortenca Kume, senior lecturer in Finance at Kent Business School, will share the outcomes of her research in this area, followed by two short case studies of a biomedical and tech start-up respectively. A round table discussion will give guests the opportunity to share their own stories and, finally, a small team of finance experts will provide a succinct overview of available routes to additional funding.

The event is FREE but places are limited so book your place now.

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Evening Programme

17:00 – 17:15                     Registration and coffee/tea

17:15 – 17:30                     Dr Ortenca Kume (KBS)

SMEs and access to finance: research findings

17:30 – 17:45                     Giedre Brandao (Director Abbaltis) – case study Abbaltis

17:45 – 18:00                     Jane Ollis (Director Mindspire) – case study Mindspire

18:00 – 19:00                     Round table discussions

19:00 – 19:20                     Feedback round tables

19:20 – 20:00                     Access to finance – ask the experts!

20:00 – 20:30                     Networking

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday the 6th of June at Kent Business School (Sibson) in Canterbury from 17:00hrs onwards.