Meet the Finance Experts



Satellite Applications Catapult
Electron Building
Fermi Avenue
Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QR


04/02/2015 - 12:30 pm


04/02/2015 - 2:00 pm

Do you often wonder if financial information is a waste of time? There is an argument that an enterprise’s historical and projected financial information is of limited value. Projections of future financial activity are, at best, predictions of limited accuracy and at worst a “finger in the air”; either way they cannot be relied upon to indicate with any accuracy the business’ future financial achievements. 

This interactive session with Barclays and Richardsons Chartered Accountants will be putting these views in context, demonstrating the value of both good historical financial data and of a sound mathematical model of the business for projecting a viable way forward. In particular, the value of both of these in a fund-raising context will be explored.

We will be also looking at the availability of bank funding and how to access it.

The headlines may often declare that Banks are not lending to SME’s, but is that really the case? This session will give you the tools to make the most appropriate approach to a bank when looking to secure funding. We will discuss the main areas which a bank looks at when assessing a funding request and the different types of funding which could be available to your business.


12.30  Registration 

12:45  Lunch and Networking

13.15  Financial Information – Waste of Time? Simon Husband, Richardsons Chartered Accountant

13.30  Bank Funding – Is it available and how to access it? Andrew Davies, Relationship Director, Oxford & Swindon Barclays Team

13.45  Q&A

14.30  Satuccino – Optional


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