EFM Events

Join EFM at one of our events to find out more about how good financial management and business advice can help you to launch, grow and improve the value of your Business.

We join with business communities and partners to put on informative and useful events where you will learn through practical advice and real examples, grow your network and meet with experts who can help you achieve your business ambitions.

 

May 2017

25 May | Debt finance for growth | London

When: Thursday, 25 May, 2017

Time: 14:30 to 19:30

Where: Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DD

Cost: Normally £48 - Free to guests of EFM

There are very many, often attractive, options for debt finance – but SMEs are typically debt averse, often due to a lack of understanding of what is involved. This Conference looks at a spread of debt finance options for SMEs to assess, including invoice finance, supply chain finance and much more.

Informed Funding’s Finance Conferences are aimed squarely at business owners. Our seminars focus on a critical underlying challenge faced by leaders of growing businesses in the UK.

Book Event
31 May | 10 things you can do today to improve your finances | Glasgow

When: Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

Time: 08:00 to 10:00

Where: Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, George Square, Lanarkshire, G2 1EQ

Cost: £39 (Chamber members), £59 (non-members)

EFM will share and demonstrate ‘10 things you can do today to improve your finances’, providing practical examples and worksheets to help you get maximum value from this session.

This working session will look at ways to improve your finances from the perspective of internal and external costs, customer activities, products and services and also the various grants, rebates and other external schemes which are currently available.

Key Focuses

  • Maximise your profits
  • Take control of your supply chain and cost base
  • Improve cashflow and revenues
  • Access valuable SME support entitlements, grants, etc.
  • Mitigate Brexit risks and be better placed for opportunities.

Presenter: Adair Simpson, EFM Scotland
Adair is the Founder and CEO of EFM Scotland and as a chartered accountant he has amassed a vast experience in all areas of finance and commercial, as well as having significant experience in executive management & leadership roles. Adair is passionate about not only improving the financial viability of an organisation but also operational efficiency, growth and establishing a culture of ownership and accountability.

Having held executive roles in some of the UK’s largest and fastest growing organizations as well as a number of international roles, Adair delivers a support and enabling function that puts emphasis on future events and embeds the finance function at the heart of the organisation’s operations. His experience includes:

• Rapid growth and start up companies
• Business Turnarounds
• Raising funds via PE/VC and debt
• ERP design and implementation
• Business consolidation and restructuring

Adair looks to get companies to a state of readiness by partnering the business and working with them and their stakeholders on their journey.
contact Adair at: adair.simpson@efm-network.com

Guest Speaker; LDC Colin Bennett
LDC is a regional mid-market private equity investor, backed by Lloyds Banking Group, specialising in providing equity finance for private companies to fund organic and/or acquisition driven growth, and to fund shareholder succession and exit planning. LDC is a relationship based equity investor where our focus is on backing ambitious management teams, partnering with them to add tangible value while allowing them to run their business.

Colin is an Investment Director based in Edinburgh focussed on investing in and supporting SME and mid-market businesses across Scotland.

Please book now - spaces are limited

June 2017

13 June | Finding your Business Angel | London

When: Tuesday, 13 June, 2017

Time: 12:30 to 20:00

Where: Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0HS, UK

Cost: £75 - Free to customers of EFM

Business Angels are typically seen as the answer to the funding needs of early stage, unproven business. In a market of 1,000’s of ambitious young companies, and plenty of people with cash and experience, how do you find the right backers? This event will be attended by a range of Business Angels as well as Angel networks.

Informed Funding’s Finance Seminars are aimed squarely at business owners. Our seminars focus on a critical underlying challenge faced by leaders of growing businesses in the UK.

Book Event

September 2017

21 September | FinTech for New & Growing Companies | London

When: Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Time: 09;30 to 17:30

Where: SCI Belgravia, 14-15 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X 8PS

Cost: £75 - Free to customers of EFM

Technology is driving huge change in the way that finance and funding works – New and Growing companies can get ahead of their competition if they embrace new finance technologies

Informed Funding’s Finance Conferences are aimed squarely at business owners. Our seminars focus on a critical underlying challenge faced by leaders of growing businesses in the UK.

Please register for this EFM special offer

October 2017

3 October | Funding your R&D | London

When: Tuesday, 3 October, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 20:00

Research and Development is costly, but can help create unique and strong businesses. This event looks at the range of finance and support that is available, including Government initiatives and tax incentive schemes

 

Informed Funding’s Finance Seminars are aimed squarely at business owners. Our seminars focus on a critical underlying challenge faced by leaders of growing businesses in the UK.

Registration opens soon

November 2017

9 November | Equity for Growth | London

When: Thursday, 9 November, 2017

Time: 09:30 to 17:30

Where: SCI Belgravia, 14-15 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X 8PS

This Conference will be showcasing the range of available “Growth Equity” – looking at both organic growth, and growth through acquisition.

Informed Funding’s Finance Conferences are aimed squarely at business owners. Our seminars focus on a critical underlying challenge faced by leaders of growing businesses in the UK.

Registration opens soon

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