Seminar points the way to future finance | 21 October 09

SOME of the region’s leading dealmakers will be giving companies the low-down on how to get hold of funding at a seminar on Tyneside today (Wednesday 21 October).

The event – titled Show Me The Money! – is being organised by North law firm Ward Hadaway and is aimed at showing small and medium-sized businesses the range of options to access additional capital.

As well as corporate and banking experts from Ward Hadaway, the seminar also features presentation and advice from Barclays Bank, Tait Walker Corporate Finance and NorthStar Equity Investors.

Subjects covered will include what finance banks are offering in the current climate, where to go for alternative funding, what the prospects are for accessing venture capital backing and how to get your business ready to attract investment.

Julie Harrison, partner and head of banking and finance at Ward Hadaway, will chair the seminar with contributions from Ward Hadaway corporate finance partner Katherine Hay-Heddle, Barclays Bank director Ian Stephenson, Tait Walker corporate finance partner Steve Plaskitt and NorthStar Equity Investors chief executive Marion Bernard.

Katherine Hay-Heddle, partner in the corporate finance team at Ward Hadaway, said: “Funding options for small and medium-sized businesses have undergone substantial change over the past 12 to 18 months, but the investment is still out there for the right kind of companies.

“By bringing together experienced experts from the legal, accounting and funding sectors in the North-East, we are aiming to give businesses in the region the definitive picture when it comes to securing additional cash for their companies.

“This will hopefully enable them to make fully informed decisions when it comes to their next steps as businesses.”

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