The Business of Investment in Innovation: Deciphering the funding landscape

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Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 - 07:30 to 09:30

The Business of Investment in Innovation: Deciphering the funding landscape



Hyatt Regency, 2 Bridge Street,
Birmingham B1 2JZ
United Kingdom

These events intend to give you a clear and simplified understanding of the complex funding landscape and how to navigate it. We will guide you through the latest opportunities for investment and how to make the most of the opportunities available to keep you innovating, and driving your business forward.

With a wide variety of grants, loans, equity investments and venture capital deals available, our Business of Investment in Innovation events will bring ICAEW’s Midlands regional team, Corporate Finance Faculty and a panel of experts to provide you with information and guidance on the following:

What funding is available to your business and how to access it
What funders and investors look for in funding applications and how to tailor your business case
How to generate cash in your business, for or from innovation, such as through tax relief and tax refunds

The confirmed panel of speakers are;


  • Nigel Holmes FCA, Head of R&D Technical Operations, Catax;
  • Ryan Cartwright, Senior Manager, UK Network, British Business Bank;
  • Andrea Reynolds FCA, Founder and CEO, Swoop;
  • ICAEW member Joanne Smith, Investor BGF;
  • Nigel Walker, Head of Innovation Lending at Innovate UK;
  • Shaun Beaney, Manager Corporate Finance ICAEW will chair the event.

At both events, a limited number of bookable sessions will be available with our speakers and Regional Director for the Midlands, Dr Sophie-Dale Black, to provide 1:1 signposting and guidance.

The event is free to attend and open to ICAEW members and non-members. A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

You can book your place on the event and a slot with speakers  here or contact Rebecca Salari Senior Regional Executive

The session will appeal to accountancy advisors, and business owners, directors and financial managers who want practical advice from the experts. 

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