Ready. Fund. Grow. | Fashion & Design

Creative Entrepreneurs

THE LOUNGE AT GRANT THORNTON

April 19, 2018
18:00 - 20:30
30 FINSBURY SQUARE, London, EC2A 1AG
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs & Grant Thornton, with Partners Crowdcube & London College of Fashion

Are you in the fashion or design industries and looking to raise external finance to grow your business?

The UK funding landscape is ever-changing and almost weekly a new alternative source of funding becomes available to small businesses. If you have identified that you need to look externally to raise finance to grow your business, how will you navigate the funding landscape and identify which source of finance is the right one for your business? And crucially, how do you avoid wasting your time chasing the wrong funders?

‘Ready. Fund. Grow.’, brought to you by G is designed specifically with your business and your fundraise in mind. G’s Growth Finance team are experts in raising funds for small businesses – they have helped to shape over 400 equity and debt fundraising transactions in the last five years. 87% of the businesses G has supported have been successful in getting introductions to funders. Crowdfunding has emerged as a significant source of finance for high-growth companies in recent years. Crowdcube is one of the UK’s largest crowdfunding platforms, with over £360m of finance raised and over 600 businesses completing a successful funding round on the platform to date.

Join the G team on 19 April for an evening of unique insight from a panel of industry experts and investors world in The Lounge.

The evening will cover:

  • Insights into today’s funding market in the UK
  • Stories of an entrepreneur – the growth journey from founding a fashion brand to raising investment
  • How to create impact with investors: hear first-hand from a panel of expert investors from the creative industries on what they look for in an investment opportunity and how you can maximise your chances of success in securing finance.

This will be followed by an evening of networking with other like-minded business leaders, plus the opportunity to sign up to one-to-one funding clinics with our G Growth Finance team, who will provide you with invaluable fundraising guidance tailored to your business.


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