Insider Future Finance Breakfast

Creative, strategic and flexible funding for growing businesses.

How to gain funding and make it work

Thursday 3rd November 2011

Venue: Bridgewater Hall - Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS

Timings: Registration and Breakfast from 7.30am. Meeting starts at 8.00am and finishes at 9.00am, with tea and coffee afterwards.

Insider is delighted to present winners of the coveted Dealmaker of the Year Award from the last decade at a special breakfast event as we prepare for the 2011 awards.

Andy Ball, now with NorthEdge Capital (winner 2002)

Colin Gillespie, PWC (winner 2007)

Jonathan Boyers, KPMG (winner 2009)

Andy Thomas, Rothschild (winner 2010)

Andy Westbrook, Deloitte (winner 2008)

Joining them on the panel will be Andy Leach, CEO of North West Business Finance, which oversees the delivery of the £185m North West Fund, to talk about the current funding landscape and the appetite for funding that he is seeing from businesses in the region.

The theme is looking to the future and learning lessons from the past.

Here are a few of the questions we have, but we're sure you have plenty more.

How are deals likely to be funded?

What have been the lessons learned from recent turbulence?

What kind of deals will be done in the immediate future?

What new models of private equity investment are going to emerge?

And how can the dealmaking community contribute to wealth creation and support growing businesses in the North West, rather than just engineer exits and sales to foreign buyers?

Why attend?

Meet other businesses looking to expand and develop their business in the region, meet other leading industry figures that may help realise opportunities for you.

Understand the current funding opportunities available and learn from a panel of experts in the field of finance and funding for growing businesses.

This event will create an opportunity for major employers and businesses in the North West to engage, interact and help you understand the way forward.

If you need any more information, please contact Kirsten Sankey on

Our events are regularly over-subscribed therefore please register your interest as soon as possible. If you have been successful you will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event.


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