Bishop Fleming funding briefing

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Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming is inviting Cornish business owners to a New Year event to focus on funding alternatives to high-street banks.

The event, at Kingsley Village on January 18, will feature presentations from funding and business support organisations, including providers of grants, loans, equity investment, and asset-backed lending.

Ewan McClymont, Bishop Fleming’s head of grants and corporate development for Cornwall said: “There is no doubt that Cornish business owners are struggling to obtain sufficient levels of conventional funding.

“There are many alternative funding options, and this event is focused on highlighting some of those available.”

The event will also focus on such issues as graduate recruitment, export, rural diversification, premises, training, mentoring & coaching, energy reduction, collaboration networks, productivity gain, and superfast broadband.

McClymont added: “Business owners in Cornwall now face a mix of challenges and opportunities.

“The delivery of super-fast broadband and access to EU Convergence funds provides a real opportunity: but the restricted access to conventional finance makes investment in growing those Cornish businesses a big challenge.

“Our event at Kingsley Village is designed to give Cornish business-owners a practical steer towards alternative sources of funding, and encourage them to take advantage of the many EU Convergence support schemes that are still available.

For more information or to book a free place, click here.