Funding Advisory Workshop – Co. Down

Event Details

Title: Funding Advisory Workshop – Co. Down
Date(s): 31st January 2019, 8.00am - 10.30am
Venue: Canal Court Hotel, Merchants Quay, Newry, UK

About the Event

Are you an established ambitious company, planning to grow your business and in need of new funding?  The workshops are part of InterTradeIreland’s Funding Advisory Services for Established Businesses and will be delivered at various locations across the island. The FREE regional workshops aim to encourage established SMEs seeking finance to do so in a strategic manner with a well-prepared business plan and to explore all finance options available to them.

This event is supported by Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade.

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Workshop Agenda

Funding Advisory Service Workshop: 31st January 2019
Location:  Canal Court Hotel, Newry

                 Registration and Breakfast

8.30am                 Welcome
Shane O’Hanlon, Operations Manager, InterTradeIreland

8.35am                 Short video animation on Alternative Funding              

8.40am                 The Funding for Growth landscape and local case study
Richard Martin, Manager Corporate Finance, Grant Thornton     


8.55am                 Bank Funding

Kevin Fitzpatrick, Business Acquisitions Manager, First Trust


9.10am                 Private Equity Funding
Gemma Hamilton, Investor, BGF

9.30am                 Support for Exporters
Liz McCrory, UK Export Finance

9.40am                 The Company and Funders’ Perspective –with Q&A from the audience

Chair: Charlie Kerlin, Head of Corporate Finance, Grant Thornton

Panel members:

Neil McCabe, Investment Manager, Whiterock Capital Partners  

Chris Stewart, Broker, Funding Circle
Julie-Ann Halliday, Corporate Finance, Invest NI
Judith Totten, Managing Director, Upstream


10.10am               One to one Advisory Service – Benefits of the programme & how to register

Gary Stokes, InterTradeIreland


10.20am               InterTradeIreland supports for SMEs & closing remarks

Gary Stokes, InterTradeIreland


10:30am               Workshop close followed by networking



Canal Court Hotel, Merchants Quay, Newry, UK

Canal Court Hotel, Merchants Quay, Newry, UK

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