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You are probably aware that there are organisations in the area willing to offer you financial assistance in the form of grants and external funding. But which ones apply to your unique set of circumstances? Are they for capital plant and machinery, or manpower? Are they for innovation or workforce training? Are they for collaborative initiatives, or just to improve your business? Are they for UK business, or for European partnerships and export potential? And when you know all that, how do you apply?


09.00 – Registration and Networking

09.25 – Welcome and Introduction – Adrian Harding, WEAF

09.30 – “Helping Britain Prosper” – Dave Atkinson, Lloyds Banking

09.40 – “Introducing the Growth Hub & Business Support Schemes” – David Hynd, HoTSW Growth Hub

09.50 – “Exporting For Growth” – Sara Hildersley, Department for International Trade South West

10.00 “The Business Scale Up Coaching Grant Scheme” – Cassie Yates, Enterprising West of England Project

10.10 – “Introduction to the Business Growth Fund” – Alex Garfitt, BGF

10.20 – “Research & Development Tax Credits” – Paul Bray, Smith & Williamson

10.30 – “Working Internationally, (advice on tax, legal aspects, and employment HR)” – Matthew Sewell RSM UK Tax and Accounting Limited

10.40 – Coffee Break

11.10 – “UWE Bristol Funding and Collaboration Opportunities” – Katie Gough, UWE

11.20 – “Export Finance” – Charlie Brooker, UK Export Finance

11.30 – “Manufacturing Advisory Service Support” – Tony Matravers, Manufacturing Advisory Service

11.40 – “Innovate UK and European Grant Funding – Visibility, Preparation and Bid Support” – Paul O’Collins, Business West

11.50 – “NATEP Technology Innovation Grants for Aerospace” – Simon Young, WEAF

12.00 – “Attract, train and retain the right people” – Nicky Williams, Business West Skills

12.10 – Networking Lunch & Refreshments

*subject to change at any time

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Price: Member: £65 + VAT Non Member: £85 + VAT

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