Funding for Business Workshops

Funding for Business Workshops

By:  David Sharpe

As founder members of The Hive Network, we are delighted to announce the second in a free series of ‘Finance for Business’ workshops, in association with Napthens Solicitors and RBS.


Date: 20th February 2014

Venue: Blackburn Youthzone, Jubilee Street, Blackburn, BB1 1EP

Timings: The event will start at 10am and will finish at around 12 noon

Cost: Free of charge

The aim of this workshop is to provide businesses in the area with an understanding of what funding is available in the marketplace and how to access those fund providers.

The audience will hear from a panel of finance providers and advisors, each with their own particular expertise and funding type. Following brief presentations from the guest speakers there will be the opportunity to participate in a Q&A as well as 1-2-1 sessions with the panellists.

Speakers at this event will include:

Who should attend?

This will be of particular interest and benefit to those organisations in need of funding for growth.


To book a place, please contact Clare Kinsey on: or 01254 686207.

Places are limited so please book ASAP to avoid disappointment.

About The Hive

The Hive is a new group of business leaders working together to inspire prosperity across Blackburn and Darwen.

The workshops are being organised by Hive’s Founder members:

David Sharpe of Pierce Chartered Accountants

Jamie Allison of Napthens Solicitors

Mark Gardiner of RBS.

The format, for all the planned events, will comprise a panel of finance providers and advisors, each with their own particular expertise and funding type. We want to make sure that businesses in our immediate area understand what is available in the market place and how to access those fund providers – our aim is part of the philosophy of making Blackburn with Darwen a more prosperous and successful area in which to trade and maintain business growth.

The panel members will represent organisations who provide a blend of different funding options: for example:

  • traditional bank lending
  • asset based lending
  • venture capital funding
  • grant based support.


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