Coffee & Connect

Join us for the next in the series of our monthly informal meet ups for members in the South West.

An opportunity for business leaders to chat to one another regarding issues that are currently affecting their businesses, or simply to meet some new faces and make new connections.

The topic for this session is "The availability of growth finance for SME’s in the South West." 

As interest rates rise and the liquidity crunch intensifies, is growth funding for SME’s still readily available in the South West?  Is it easier to find in London? Are there alternative places businesses can find suitable finance?

Hosted by IoD ambassador James Savage, this event is part of a free series enabling members to connect and discuss topics of interest.

Speakers

James Savage CDir FCA

Over 30 years in the technology sector with asset management, professional services, and industry experience. Substantial experience acting as an Independent Director on the boards of 10 technology companies since 2004.

Based in Hong Kong from 1994 to 2018, extensive knowledge of the technology industry in Asia. Founding Partner of HSBC's Asian Venture Capital business. Previously, Chairman of the Venture Committee of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.

Since returning to the UK in August 2019 applying these skills by acting as a NED or advisor to growing technology companies.

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