Get Funded! - A Morning for Business Growth - with the London Growth Hub & GetSet for Growth

02 November 2018

The London Growth Hub co-hosted GetFunded! with business support provider GetSet for Growth on 2nd November 2018. The event was a fantastic opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to hear from successful entrepreneurs and meet with experts in marketing, finance, business growth and more to get the advice and guidance that they need to start and grow a successful business in London.

Our speakers were on hand to give specialist advice on their business journeys and the support already available in the capital. LEAP board member Simon Pitkeathley kicked off the event speaking about the importance of business support when starting your own company, and highlighting key projects run by the LEAP and Growth Hub aimed at supporting growth in the capital.

Serial Entrepreneur and CEO of the YTKO Group, Bev Hurley CBE, spoke about her business journey and the struggles that all businesses face when starting and scaling up and offered words of wisdom to the aspiring business owners in the room. The event reached out to a wide range of entrepreneurs, and Bev was happy to highlight the number of women in the room and the importance of events such as these in helping female entrepreneurs move forward. Entrepreneur, James Duez, echoed this, highlighting his own experience over the last 20 years, talked about Angel Investments as a form of raising finance.

Our speakers then joined a panel of 11 growth, finance and marketing experts to host round table “Ask The Expert” sessions, where attendees had the opportunity to get direct advice and feedback from our enormously insightful network of partners. As well as getting the chance to network with each other and with members from the GetSet and GLA teams, attendees made the most of the opportunity to speak to:

  • David Rowley – the Start-up Loans Company
  • Laurie Wang –  Digital Marketing Consultant, Speaker & Trainer
  • Faizal Karbani - Islamic Wealth Management, Capital raising & Insurance specialist
  • Jenny McRobb - Funding Options
  • Henri Songeur - Puma Investments
  • John McKeown – The RIFT Group

A big thank you to all of those who attended and to GetSet for Growth for putting together such an interesting morning of events.