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How to get investment ready in these challenging times

When and Where

  • Date: 23 November 2020
  • Start & End Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Address: Online

Event Details

2020 has presented a number of additional challenges to entrepreneurs and small business owners due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, COVID-19 doesn’t necessarily mean you need to put your business plans on hold.

In this live Q&A from First Enterprise, a panel of business experts will answer your questions on how to best prepare your business for investment and what you need to consider in challenging times.

The hour session is aimed at all businesses, from new start-ups to established and expanding companies, and will cover CBILS loans, grants and grant match funding, angel funding, equity investment and much more.


Victoria Copestake
Business operations manager @First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans
Victoria is the business operations manager at First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans. Before leading our business adviser team, she was an adviser herself for six years. Victoria has 20 years’ experience across business support, employment training programmes, finance, marketing and procurement. She is particularly passionate about helping individuals start up businesses and bringing people into economic activity.

Russell Copley
Managing director @Greenborough
Russell is the founder and managing director of Greenborough Ltd – a company he established in 2003 to help businesses access the finance they need to be able to grow and prosper. Russell also chairs the Regional Advisory Board for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) where he represents the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. He has 17 years’ experience in helping new start and early-stage businesses to grow and is particularly passionate about helping businesses find the right funding at the right stage of their development.

Callum Handley
Business advisor @First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans
Callum is the dedicated business adviser for the Lincolnshire and East Anglia regions at First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans, which made perfect sense as he is a proud Yellow Belly. He has a wealth of experience in the financial sector, previously working in private banking as a business banking relationship manager and senior international trade analyst. Callum also has experience in the fintech sector, providing financial software solutions. However, he particularly enjoyed his time in business banking, helping businesses start, expand and thrive. Callum is expert in conducting a thorough analysis, providing the right solutions to our clients and helping them to achieve their potential.

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