4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central


Wednesday 05 June

11:00 - 11:30   |   Keynote Theatre

How You Can Solve a £250bn Problem: Financing your start-up

If females set up businesses at the same rate as their male counterparts, the UK economy would be £250bn better off.

£250 billion.

That’s like adding eight more Rolls-Royces, 13 Tescos, or over 22 Nexts to the UK economy.

But where will these businesses come from?

Well as the saying goes, all big businesses start small and that’s where the British Business Bank comes in.

Join us as we demystify the world of financing a start-up, helping you to understand what your options are and who to speak to.

We’ll introduce you to some of our programmes, like Start Up Loans, which has helped over 10,000 entrepreneurs start their own business by providing loans, mentoring support, and a huge business guidance library with articles on everything from business planning to hiring your first employee.

We’ll also showcase our recently launched Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II, specifically designed to help businesses like yours start up or grow by finding the right funding.

So, whether it’s a micro-loan to get your business idea off the ground or finding an investor to fund your prototype, join the British Business Bank’s Angelene Woodland to find out how, together, we can start making a dent in that £250bn.

(if you absolutely can’t wait – come find one of our colleagues at our exhibition stand E10!)

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Angelene Woodland

British Business Bank



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