This Informed Funding webinar is designed for businesses that anticipate managing new loan products and government backed debt up to £5million including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loans scheme.
Learn from our senior business advisors, finance directors, venture capitalists and business mentors.
The webinar will be primarily presentational, however we’ll have two question slots during the session where you’ll be able to pose questions directly to our experts.
Webinar Host Chris Dines, CEO of Informed Funding
Chris Dines has a long career as an entrepreneur and thought leader in the areas of business intelligence, technology and growth company finance. An economics graduate, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and managed a successful corporate finance team at PwC. As CEO, he built leading Tech Research business, Ovum, achieving an IPO on the London Market and subsequent sale (now part of Informa Group). He has built, from scratch, Knowledge Peers and Informed Funding, with both organisations focused on P2P knowledge sharing in the UK SME sector. He is on the Boards of leading PropTech business Key Agent and leading PR business, William Murray Communications.
Malcolm Holloway, Director of the EFM Network
Malcolm provides hands on, on-site business advisory support, through his professional and practical experience, gained through many years of business leadership, advisory practice and financial management. He is also a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, with over thirty years’ experience in general practice and management roles with medium sized accountancy firms and SME’s. Malcolm has spent the last 15 years running his own business, advising SME’s and high growth start-ups. He currently sits on the board of a number of Venture Capital backed high growth technology businesses’, and acts as a finance director for a regional Venture Capital Firm, where he assists in investment decisions. Malcolm has a wealth of experience in operating companies. He started, bought and sold his own businesses as well as assisting client companies in raising funds and realising value on exit.
Gary Jesson, Managing Director of the EFM Network
Gary is a Business Advisor and Finance Director with over 30 years of experience in working with SME’s. Gary leads EFM and supports SMEs with the benefits of many years building and running businesses, as well as raising finance, providing strong commercial discipline and leading companies through difficult periods. As an experienced CEO, Business Advisor and Finance Director, Gary has helped nurture, run and grow over 40 businesses since starting at EFM. Away from the office, Gary demonstrates his mentoring & coaching practice including ICAEW mentor for Young FD’s.