Business support event is a success
MORE than 80 delegates from a variety of business sectors came to the Torbay Development Agency's second Access to Finance event at the Vantage Point Innovation Centre in Paignton to learn about the latest trends and options on business financing.
The event included talks on the topics of debt and invoice financing, hire-purchase, leasing, grant funding, equity finance, crowd funding and micro loans.
Over the course of two hours, attendees had the chance to hear from leading finance experts from Bishop Fleming, HSBC, Barclays, Crowdcube, SWIG, Lombard and Devon Business Angels.
Following the seminar, a networking session allowed more than 80 entrepreneurs to ask the finance experts specific questions and seek guidance regarding their particular business needs and situation.
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Torbay Development Agency programmes a range of business support events to help local businesses develop and grow in Torbay.
Visit www.torbaydevelopmentagency.co.uk for event updates and new developments being announced to improve the business support and advisory service offered by the TDA.
Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver said: "This latest event was very well attended and proved to be a popular and useful subject for the delegates who came to hear from financial experts about what funding sources are available. I am committed to initiatives such as this which help local businesses generate growth, jobs and prosperity in Torbay."
TDA chief executive, Steve Parrock, said: "Access to Finance: Funding Sources was the first in our series of business support events of 2013. We look forward to an eventful year in which we will continue with our economic development activity which aims to help local businesses start up, develop and grow."