Are you an innovative SME working in the Creative Industry sector?

The Enterprise Europe Network is inviting all ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs who want to learn how to access and secure funding, to an informational workshop followed by a networking session.

The workshop is designed for Creative Industries businesses with at least 12 months trading experience, and will provide clarity on a wide range of finance sources. Other topics that will be covered in the workshop include the best time to approach an investor, how investment decisions are made, what should be included in a business plan, how to protect the Intellectual Property, how to commercialise new products, how to start exporting and go international.


9.00 – 9.30: Coffee & Registration

9.30 – 9.35: Welcome & Introduction

9.35 – 9.55: Access to Finance – David Fisher, Investment Director, Edge Investments

9.55 – 10.15: Routes to Finance – Shaun Beaney, Corporate Finance Faculty, ICAEW

10.15-10.35: Case Study – Jon Cornwell, CEO, Newsflare

10.35-10.55: Break

10.55-11.10: Protect your Intellectual Property – Alasdair George, Consultant, Simons Muirhead and Burton (SMAB)

11:10- 11.25: Legal challenges when raising private finance – Andrew Davis, Partner, Taylor Wessing

11.25-11.40: Crowdfunding platforms- Andrew Adcock, Chief Marketing Officer, Crowd for Angels

11.40-12.00: Innovate and go international – Anca Mandruleanu, Business Adviser, Enterprise Europe Network, Adrian Allen, Senior Innovation Adviser, Newable and Timo Weber, International Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade

12.00-12.30: Networking Lunch


This event is free of charge but places are limited. Therefore, we advise early booking. Please click here for more information or to book.