Enfield Council Access to Finance event. Another strand of Enfield Experiment

Most economists are VERY concerned that the current "recovery" is anything but sustainable. It seems to be built on the basis of an asset bubble (property, shares) but business lending is lower and lower, limiting companies' working capital (jobs!) and investment in fixed assets

So our Administration is trying to do something about it. 

Monday 10 March, from 10am-2pm at Dugdale Centre: Access to Finance event


The programme is as follows

Event: Access to Finance, Raising Finance - Enfield

Target Audience 70+ Pre Start up, Social Enterprise, New Business and Existing SME’s

Drawn from Enfield - All sectors

Current Bookings –  75 split pre start, and small <10 employees

Business Activities - Training, surveyors, bakery, on line magazine, holidays, arts, food/drink, photography, telecoms, food, PR , design


9.30     Guests arrive, registration, refreshments and networking


10.00   Welcome / Introduction

Huw Jones – Welcome – House-keeping – running order for the day


Cllr Alan Sitkin – Regeneration / James Rolfe – Director of Finance – Enfield Council

  • Simulate the local economy
  • Encourage local solutions and local supply chains
  • Facilitate access to advice


10.20 – 10.50 Speaker

Chris Anthony – ICAP

Current and future Economic Outlook, from a macro, national and international perspective.


10.50 – 11.00 Break – Tea and Coffee


11.00 – 11.30 Speaker

John Spindler – CEO Capital Enterprise

An overview of how SMEs are raising finance and any obstacles they face

In particular could you please cover:

  • The latest new approaches to raising finance – crowd funding, peer to peer, business angels (with website details)
  • Role of the Business Bank
  • Introduce Community Finance Development Institutions (CDFIs) & Start Up Loan Fund


11.30 – 11.45 Speaker

Peter Lovell – CEO Credit Union / London Community Finance

Start up loans and other local initiatives

11.45 – 12.30 Question and Answer Panel

Chair   Huw Jones

  • Cllr Sitkin – Enfield Council
  • John Spindler – Capital Enterprise
  • Chris Anthony - ICAP
  • Des Johnson – Enterprise Enfield
  • Peter Lovell – North London Community Finance
  • Paul Reddaway – Enfield Council

12.30 Close Meeting

12.30 – 2.00 Lunch break

  • Networking
  • X1 Workshops – Enterprise Enfield 12.30pm – 1pm
  • Stands

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