Investment Readiness

This package will help your business understand the full range of finance options and products currently available, as well as support you to find the ones most suitable for your business.

Overview

This package of support will help your business to better understand the full range of finance options and products currently available. We'll then support you in accessing the ones that are most suitable for meeting your business' individual growth needs.

Activities will include workshops covering key themes related to finance (e.g. traditional funding options, Research & Development related funding, crowd-funding, asset/invoice finance and factoring, platform-based finance and other alternative funders, such as challenger banks).

One-to-one support will also be made available that will provide more intensive, impartial support to strengthen your investment applications and support you in presenting yourself (on paper and in person) in the most attractive and investable manner.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for support, your business must be a small or medium sized enterprise (SME), defined as:

  • having fewer than 250 employees
  • a turnover of under £45m OR a balance sheet of under £40m
  • not being part of a larger group of companies that takes it over this threshold
  • The business also needs to be based in the Leeds City Region excluding Barnsley, i.e. a trading address in the Leeds City Region
  • In an eligible sector - this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, and those trading directly with consumers - e.g. retailers and hospitality.

The Investment Readiness programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

 

Upcoming events

To book your place, please call the Growth Service team on 0113 348 1818 or email investmentreadiness@winning-pitch.co.uk

 

Workshop: Understanding Your Own Finances

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24/09/2019 9:00am - 12:30pm Lamberts Yard, 162-163 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY

Workshop: Create Winning Finance Documents

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24/09/2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm Lamberts Yard, 162-163 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY

Workshop: Raising Debt and Equity Finance

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25/09/2019 9:00am - 12:30pm Lamberts Yard, 162-163 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY

Workshop: Pitching for Success

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24/09/2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm Lamberts Yard, 162-163 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LY
Workshop: Understanding Your Own Finances 22/10/2019 9:00am - 12:30pm No.1 Whitehall Riverside, Whitehall Rd, Leeds LS1 4BN
Workshop:Create Winning Finance Documents 22/10/2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm No.1 Whitehall Riverside, Whitehall Rd, Leeds LS1 4BN
Workshop: Raising Debt and Equity Finance 23/10/2019 9:00am - 12:30pm No.1 Whitehall Riverside, Whitehall Rd, Leeds LS1 4BN
Workshop: Pitching for Success 23/10/2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm No.1 Whitehall Riverside, Whitehall Rd, Leeds LS1 4BN
Workshop: Understanding Your Own Finances 13/11/2019 9:00am - 12:30pm Cedar Court Wakefield, Denby Dale Rd, Calder Grove, Wakefield WF4 3QZ
Workshop: Create Winning Finance Documents 13/11/2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm Cedar Court Wakefield, Denby Dale Rd, Calder Grove, Wakefield WF4 3QZ
Workshop: Raising Debt and Equity Finance 14/11/2019 9:00am - 12:30pm Cedar Court Wakefield, Denby Dale Rd, Calder Grove, Wakefield WF4 3QZ
Workshop: Pitching for Success 14/11/2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm Cedar Court Wakefield, Denby Dale Rd, Calder Grove, Wakefield WF4 3QZ

 

How to Apply

To find out more about the programme and the wide range of support available for your business please contact our Business Growth team on 0113 348 1818 or email us.

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