Surrey Chambers of Commerce and the University of Surrey, Business School invite you to the forum Access to Business Funding

Event Time: 17:30 - 21:30
Event Theme: Hot Topics
Price: Member Rate: £15.00 +VAT | Non Member Rate: £25.00 +VAT |
Event Location:

Surrey Business School, University of Surrey
University of Surrey
Stag Hill

Funding Journey for Growth Companies

Join Surrey Chambers of Commerce and Surrey Business School, University of Surrey for an interactive forum to inform you on the latest products to help point you towards business growth.


17:30 - 18:00 :  Arrivals/Drinks (exhibition stands)

18:00 - 18:15 : Introduction by Jim Sears, Programme Director for Entrepreneurship MSc, Surrey Business School

18:15 - 19:00 : Keynote speaker Bhaskar Dasgupta

19:00 – 20:30: Panel discussion about funding experience by emerging-growth companies (followed by Q&A)

20:30 - 21:30 : Drinks/networking reception (tables and rooms for 1-2-1 funding discussions)

Keynote Speaker - Dr Bhaskar Dasgupta, Chief Operating Officer, UK Export Finance


Bhaskar Dasgupta is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency. As COO, he leads UKEF’s operations and business management, technology, operational risk, directing digital transformation and change programmes.

Panel Discussion- Funding Journey for SME's

Selected companies representing different growth stages discuss their experiences in relation to funding decisions for scaling their businesses including debt vs. equity, traditional vs alternative finance and working capital vs. growth.

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