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Your Finance… Finance beyond the High Street

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Finance beyond the high street… From 2nd line credit applications, to accessing new markets and implementing exist strategies…

Your business doesn't operate alone and factors in the external environment have a direct influence on your business. An area that is under extreme scrutiny today is the world of finance, with an exceptional amount of government-backed lending being extended to SMEs across the UK, there are of course going to be some repercussions on a businesses ability to access finance for future growth.

This webinar will explore the current UK finance market in relation to the wider economy, but also dive down into understanding what this means for SME businesses. In whichever industry you operate there is sure to be an impact, either directly or indirectly through your customers, suppliers or even competitors... Are you ready?

Finance is central to all businesses but rather than looking at the compliance and income expenditure we will look at finance as a route for growth and expansion and assess how exposed your business may be from some of the changes.

Together with an overview on the financial landscape, this interactive webinar will share:

• How re-financing can help overcome barriers within existing lending perimeters…

• Lending solutions to aid your expansions plans and gain access to new markets…

• Exit planning – How to package your business ready for merges and acquisitions…

This Webinar will include practical examples and an adequate amount of discussions time…

Winning Pitch:

Winning Pitch are one of the most experienced, high growth entrepreneurial coaching businesses in the country, bringing proven business insight and powerful solutions to organisations from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies.

Winning Pitch helps businesses and the people behind them grow faster and further than they imagined possible. We provide trusted advice from ambitious start-up through to successful scale-up.

The Investment Readiness Programme is funded by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and brought to you by Winning Pitch and in partnership with Garbutt and Elliott.

This session will be part delivered by:

Alex Beardsley is joint managing director of ABL Business and an elected CBI Regional Councillor. A chartered marketer with over 7 years’ experience in the world of Commercial Finance, Alex uses her extensive marketing expertise to make complex finance simple.

Graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a first-class honours degree in marketing, Alex then went on to a range of high-profile marketing roles at organisations such as BonMarche and Halifax Opportunities Trust. Alex also lectured for several years at the University of Bradford as a marketing practitioner. Her continued desire for professional development drove Alex to achieve a post-graduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a professional diploma in digital marketing from The IDM.

Alex identified a gap in the market, to provide a consultant and strategic approach to finance. As such, she joined up with co-director Andy Redman to merge her skills in strategic marketing with his in-depth knowledge of finance and in 2013 ABL Business was born.

Alex has a passion for not only helping businesses find the right finance that they need to grow, but also for making sure that finance is sustainable long-term. Alex’s approach is what makes her stand out from other financial advisors - she won’t help a business secure a loan if she feels it is not the right finance option, even if it means challenging client beliefs. This ethos means that Alex, and ABL Business, become trusted partner for all the clients they serve.

In recent months, Alex’s invaluable support to organisations looking to access the government’s finance packages, has enabled her clients to continue to operate in the face of extreme economic pressures.

The Investment Readiness programme is being delivered by Winning Pitch on behalf of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is designed to help businesses understand the full and diverse range of investment options available that can best support their growth plan. Businesses within the Leeds City Region can access a wealth of fully funded support tailored to the specific needs of your business part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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