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IoD Liverpool | Insights Into Growing Your Business

24 Apr 2018
Tilney, Liverpool

Recent research from Grant Thornton, in its March 2018 re Planning for Growth, unveiled a sustainable high-growth group which nationally achieved 20% or more in growth last year and sustained growth for the past three years. 

What makes some companies achieve 20% growth, while others struggle to grow at all? Is it strategy, mindset, sector,…? Join us at the Liver Building in Liverpool and find out.

G works with dynamic leaders of small businesses to support them in achieving their business growth ambitions, driving results and creating space for them to share, connect and grow. At this event, Gaynor Dykes, Growth Finance Manager from Grant Thornton, will be providing insights into these experiences and challenges incurred by growing your business. You will also hear first-hand from one of Grant Thornton’s clients George Dutton, Finance Director from Gas Tag Limited, on their journey from start up to scale up and how they raised finance to support their growth.

Key details

Date & time: 24 Apr 2018 08:00 - 10:30
Location: Tilney, Liverpool
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Event manager:
Miss Lauren Mullan
Contact phone:
01612 477 634
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08:00: Registration, breakfast and networking

08:30: Introduction by David Holdsworth, Deputy CEO at The Charity Commission and IoD Liverpool Chair 

08:45: Gaynor Dykes, Regional Growth Finance Manager at Grant Thornton in the North West

09:15: George Dutton, Finance Director at Gas Tag Limited

09:45: Questions and discussion

10:30: Event Closes


Gaynor Dykes
Regional Growth Finance Manager
Grant Thornton

She leads the Growth Finance Service for Grant Thornton in the North West. She has over 25 years’ experience of working with SME businesses, supporting them to raise both debt and equity growth finance.
Gaynor started her career in banking and then moved into advisory and investments working across a wide of business sectors before joining Grant Thornton in 2012.
She has extensive experience in both public and private funded business support programmes, focussing on growth, scale up and economic benefits.

George Dutton FCA, MBA
Finance Director
Gas Tag Limited

George is a highly experienced international Finance Director and business executive. A Chartered Accountant and MBA who started his career with Deloitte in London followed by FD roles the software industry and the FMCG sector.

For 25 years he was a leader in planning and setting up rapidly growing new regional business divisions in Australia and Asia for US and European multinationals in the hospitality sector including Marriott, Accor and Wyndham. While overseas George also spent 3 years working for the Australian government developing social housing and delivering other government services to remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Prior to returning to the UK George spent 5 years based in Thailand developing a network of luxury resorts in South east Asia and China for the Anantara brand. In 2016 George, who is married with two young adopted children, returned with his family to his home city of Liverpool to apply his commercial knowledge and experience to our growing region. Most recently George has raised private equity growth funding for Gas Tag Ltd.



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  • Tilney
  • Royal Liver Building
  • Canada Blvd
  • Liverpool
  • L3 1HU

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