Scale Up businesses looking to help fuel expansion through finance will be able to speak to funders and entrepreneurs on growth journey Finance that Fits seminar

Scale-up businesses looking to help fuel expansion through finance will be able speak to funders and other entrepreneurs on a growth journey at a seminar next month.
‘Finance Which Fits’ is the final event in a three-part programme called Accelerating Growth, which has been organised by Invest in Nottingham.
The free-to-attend event will feature four panellists with expert knowledge of funding options, including representatives from the British Business Bank and OpenWrks – one of the leading fintechs in the field of Open Banking.

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They will also be joined by Sarah King, one of the founders of Notts-based We Are Radikl, a support network for women entrepreneurs, which has just been through a funding round itself.
Sarah said: “There is significant inequality within the world of funding and investment for women. Going through our own investment round has highlighted the need to democratise know-how and access to funding to people who fall outside a dominant narrative which suggests investors and investable businesses need to look and feel a certain way.
“We are Radikl exists to increase the start-up and growth rate of businesses founded by and invested in by women so that everyone shares in the economic, social and environmental benefits this will bring. This is why we’re really looking forwards to sharing our knowledge at the Accelerating Growth seminar.”

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Claire Dunn and Sarah King - Co-Founders of We Are Radikl

The ‘Finance Which Fits’ event will take place online on Wednesday 28th April between 1-2pm. The panel will also include Lewis Stringer from British Business Bank, and Olly Betts, co-founder and CEO of OpenWrks.
Lewis Stringer said: “The British Business Bank is the government-owned economic development bank which is dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.
“We support a number of funds targeted at businesses with growth potential, including the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), and I’m really looking forwards to hearing from scale-up businesses and understanding some of the challenges they face.”
Olly Betts added: “Scale-ups are critical to the future of the economy and making sure they’ve got access to advice from people who understand the challenges they face and the potential they’ve got is incredibly important.
“At OpenWrks, we’ve been through several funding rounds ourselves and we’re big believers in sharing knowledge with people on similar entrepreneurial journeys.”

The Accelerating Growth programme, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, will examine the challenges associated with issues which can slow momentum amongst scale-ups.

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