Debt Funding Options Seminar

Monday 31 October 2016

We are delighted to offer you a free place on an invitation only, investment event hosted by Scottish Investment Bank, a division of Scottish Enterprise in partnership with Bank of Scotland, Close Brothers and Lending Crowd. These half day seminars will take place during November 2016 to increase the awareness of opportunities and the wide variety of debt funding options available to companies in Scotland.  
The seminar aims to equip companies like yours with the information to enable you to successfully attract debt investment. It will help you:
• Understand the different sources of funding available
• Decide on what type of debt product is right for you
• Understand what you can do to enhance your debt raising ambitions.

The seminars will all follow the same format so please register at the location which would suit you best.
Doors will open at 8am for breakfast rolls, tea and coffee and the seminars will commence around 8.45am with the presentations and round table discussions finishing around 11am. There will be time for networking and one to ones with the presenters from 11am to 12 noon.
Programme Outline & Registration:
Registration is now open for these seminars and available on the registration pages below

Edinburgh Registration Webpage, Apex Waterloo Hotel, 1 November 

Glasgow Registration Webpage, 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, 3 November 

Aberdeen Registration Webpage, Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 15 November

Perth Registration Webpage, Perth Racecourse, 17 November

Delegate numbers are limited, so to reserve your free place register online today by following the links above at the event location which may suit you best.
Key Speakers at each event:
• Scottish Investment Bank is the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, operating Scotland-wide in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise. They co-invest in growth and export potential companies, alongside private sector investors. They also aim to stimulate Scotland’s risk capital market, and provide support to help companies prepare for new investment and more easily access finance.

LendingCrowd is an award-winning peer-to-peer business lending platform. Headquartered in Scotland, the business aims to become one of the UK’s leading providers of alternative finance, bringing new lending products to market to support SME growth and offering investors a wider range of opportunities. Since its launch in October 2014 LendingCrowd has facilitated more than £7m in lending and has over 2000 individual investors signed to its platform.

Close Brothers is a leading merchant banking group, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading. They employ 2,900 people, principally in the UK, and are listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 250. Their strategy focuses on the relationships, services and expertise through which they aim to build leadership in their specialist markets by offering a wide, increasing range of lending services to the Scottish SME market across a diverse range of industries.

SME Banking Division, Bank of Scotland has over 300 years’ experience of providing guidance and support to businesses across all sectors with their locally based relationship managers. They are dedicated to helping small and medium size companies grow and develop – providing support, knowledge and finance. A member of the Lloyds banking group, which has served over one million businesses, they understand the importance of clear and straightforward debt finance at the right time.

Should you have any difficulties registering please contact: