Next Week is StartUp Britain’s Finance Week

StartUp BritainStartUp Britain’s Finance Week kicks off next Monday with four days of free events aimed at giving startup businesses a boost.

The national campaign has produced an itinerary of expert panels, Q&A sessions and practical workshops that they believe will provide confidence and skills to pre-startups, startup small firms and developing businesses.


Starting on Monday the 25th March at the ICAEW in the City, the week starts with a number of business experts telling their story.

Ethical underwear firm Pants to Poverty will tell of their growth from an idea inspired by a speech by Nelson Mandela to the global brand they are today.

Jon Bradford from Springboard will talk about the program’s investment and mentoring efforts.

This will be followed by words from Rupert Lee-Browne, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Caxton fx and his company’s funding initiatives.

The day will round off with John Spindler, the start-up capital expert and CEO of Capital Enterprise, giving sessions on seed finance.


Day two of StartUp Britain’s finance week is dedicated to early stage startups and is hosted at Google Campus, London.

The UK Business Angels Association will talk about how small businesses can prepare for investment before looking at crowdfunding, the changing world of payment trends and the role of growth accelerators and business incubators.


Day three is hosted at Pinners Hall, home of the BBA and UKBAA.

The Social Partners, will talk about the power of the netwrok and how its influence is changing everything.

Then our very own business expert Shiona Davies, Editor of the SME Finance Monitor and Director at BDRC Continental, alongside Irene Graham from the British Bankers Association, will discuss what’s happening in the world of finance.

Finally Tim Roupell will address the audience with his tale of leaving a well-paid job as a commodities broker in the City to get more hands on with the world of business and start his artisan sandwich empire Daily Bread.


The final day comprises an online webinar from accounting software firm, Intuit.

Emma Jones said of the week ahead:

“Entrepreneurs have great innovative ideas and a lot of energy, but many tell me they want help with the numbers.”

“Making sure the finances are in order is fundamental from the word go. It’s about getting into good habits early and keeping on top of the finances as well as knowing what lies ahead – and whether you can afford it!”

“We’ve put together a really useful programme of events which will guide would-be entrepreneurs through the basics, leading on to more detailed information about crowd-funding, VC and corporate venturing for growing businesses.”

Tickets are still available for the week of free finance events, so if you’re interested in learning from expert finance professionals, book your free seat by going here and search for finance week under March 25th, 26th and 27th.

Tickets are still available for a week of free finance events designed to give British start-ups a boost.

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