On Thursday 25th February 2016, The Yorkshire Enterprise Network (YEN) and The Telegraph & Argus will be hosting our first free networking event of 2016 at The Midland Hotel, Bradford. In association with the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF), we will be hosting an exclusive panel session (in the style of BBC’s ‘Question Time’) titled ‘Finance – New Options For SME’s’. Yhe panel will advise on Yorkshire funding available for businesses and organisations of all sectors and sizes. Experts in the field have already been confirmed for the panel to discuss new and existing funding opportunities.
Attendees will also enjoy an evening of networking, keynotes from expert speakers, and a free spread of canapés and drinks. Register your FREE attendance on the form, the event will begin at 6pm.
The prestigious Midland Hotel is located on Cheapside, Bradford, BD1 4HU, opposite the new Broadway Shopping Centre.
Andy Davidson – Head of Business & Private Banking (West Yorkshire) at Yorkshire Bank
Leading and motivating a team of up to 60 staff covering Kirklees & Calderdale, Bradford and the Craven District. Andy and his team successfully delivers Commercial and Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Asset Based Lending and Wealth Management. For a period, Andrew also had regional responsibility for leading the Banks Private and Wealth Management proposition in the East of the country.
Wayne Spratt – Senior Regional Sales Manager at Aldermore Bank PLC
Aldermore Bank is one of the first new entrants into the market since the credit crunch, we offer straight-forward, dynamic banking that’s a breath of fresh air. We’re unencumbered by debts or historic loan books, and we don’t depend on the wholesale, securitisation or international capital markets for our money. Instead, we use the traditional banking model: raising deposits from consumers, and lending to homeowners and small and medium sized businesses across the UK.
Wayne is the Regional Manager for Aldermore, providing Cashflow Solutions to SME’s within the Yorkshire region.
Peter Beresford – Managing Director of RedSky Corporate Services
Peter has a broad background in a number of business areas including: business finance, sales & marketing, sales management, personnel, publishing, banking and business management. The RedSky team have a wealth of experience in all aspects of fund-raising and business development to help take your business to the next level.
Peter has been with RedSky since 2003 and works with businesses across all industry sectors.
David Guild – Business Development Manager of the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF)
After a decade working in Yorkshire as a systems analyst in the aeronautical and automotive industries, David took time out to gain an MBA at Manchester Business School. Since then he has been continually active in business advice and development roles across West Yorkshire and is an ILM qualified business coach. He is currently responsible for the Bradford City Hub ERDF programme and the Business Enterprise Fund’s (BEF) business development activity. BEF is Yorkshire’s ethical lender to any small business that requires more finance than high street banks provide.