Join us for the Giant Academy meet-up.
This month our theme is "Raising Finance"
Get The Money…
Whether you’re raising venture capital for a new business, finding money for a major expansion or looking to sell and exit, it’s likely that you’ll only experience those once in the lifetime of your business. And the valuation of your business – the potential you can clearly see or the years of effort you’ve put into building something worthwhile – that valuation can’t help but be a deeply personal and emotional thing
…And Keep Your Cool
This month, with the help of Doug Quinn, we’ll be investing some time in the why, when and how of raising finance for your business. We’ll look at how to keep your cool through the process, managing people’s expectations, not getting blinkered about ‘having to do the deal, any deal…’ and keeping your eye on the big picture of when a deal is a good one for you
with Doug Quinn ACMA
Doug is currently Finance Director with Cirrus, a leadership development and talent strategy company and also Videregen, an early stage regenerative medicine company.
He has experience of taking businesses through initial public offerings, or IPOs (the first sale of stock by a company to the public), mergers and acquisitions and financial restructurings and turnarounds. He is also a Chartered Management Accountant and often makes an investment himself in the businesses he helps to launch or expand.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There's a lot of parking within walking distance, but please bear in mind that it is a city-centre venue and traffic into the city may be heavy. NCP Car park options can be found here: http://goo.gl/IkCeY5
Market Street and St Peter's Square Metrolink stations are both less than 10 minutes walk away.
What time should I arrive?
We're open for arrivals and informal networking from 5:30pm and the event starts shortly after 6:00pm
Will I have to do anything?
Our events are usually in two parts. An interview with a regular business person, who will share some of the things they've learnt along the way, covering both successes and those less-than-succesful times we all have. Roger and Nick will then lead a short, interactive session to explore some of that learning about what makes businesses work in a slightly deeper way. It's relaxed and informal and no expertise or skills are required other than a genuine interest in helping your own business to be giant!
Will there be refreshments?
We'll have soft drinks and small nibbles available at the start and during break.
Can we carry on chatting in the pub afterwards?
Yes! All-Bar-One is just along King Street and is a good place to continue the discussion or have a drink together.
When & Where
There be Giants
We help our clients keep growth on track as they develop in both size and complexity. Those who have implemented our agile growth strategy and aligned execution package have achieved up to 200% annual revenue growth.
We combine leading methods and web technology to help them implement their strategy in a dynamic and engaging way.
Giants Academy is an invitation-only bi-monthly event for business leaders to meet with their peers and swap ideas and experiences about the factors that make their business successful.