The Financial Landscape Post COVID-19 (Roundtable)

Thursday 21st May

2pm to 3pm

Join us at this chaired discussion with ABGI, and other key speakers from within the digital and tech sector across Lancashire. These key industry figures will be outlining their activities and experiences throughout the ongoing pandemic, and offering advice and anecdotal information about this ever changing situation.

This roundtable event will offer a platform for open discussion about the financial landscape as the country and the economy begins to tentatively take its first steps out of the current lock down restrictions. We will be seeking ways of finding clarity from the seismic impact on businesses’ finances and discussing not only what has happened but what was promised , what has been delivered and how to better improve our resilience as we emerge from lock-down.

We will therefore be taking a look at topics including:

  • Rhetoric versus reality
  • How have steps taken by central Government helped companies cope during these unprecedented times?
  • What lessons have been learnt?
  • How are people going to recover and what they will be doing to strengthen and restart their businesses?
  • How will COVID-19 change our sector?
  • Will our working practices change and will this be for better or worse?

Our roundtable will consist of:

Sandy Findlay, Partnership Director at ABGI

Sandy has  21 years consulting experience in business strategy, marketing and international business. A former visiting lecturer in International Business Marketing at Napier University of Edinburgh, Sandy brings extensive expertise in facilitating innovation and business growth across all industry sectors.

Georgina Andrew, Partner Relationship Manager at ABGI

Georgie has spent the last three years in London with SME Lender Funding Circle in partnership management and investor support roles. At ABGI, she is responsible for providing support fo supporters and growing their Partnerships across the UK.

Mark Gibbons, Senior Business Advisor (Access to Finance) at Boost Business Lancashire

Mark is the lead for the Access to Finance service in Lancashire, providing business support to businesses in Lancashire seeking to survive, grow and raise finance. The fully funded service is provided by experienced finance specialists with over 12 hours of tailored support. The team offers free and impartial advice on a range of funding options across the finance landscape. Mark has over 15 year experience in commercial lending and has a wealth of knowledge about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and other business funding options currently available.

Adam Rudd, Director at Beech Tree Private Equity

Adam is a Director at Beech Tree Private Equity and sits on the boards of Wavenet, Learnlight and RS Connect. He has significant experience both investing and advising technology & tech-enabled businesses across Europe. Prior to joining Beech Tree, Adam held senior roles in the technology sector team at Gresham Private Equity and KPMG having previously been in industry at AO.com. Adam’s early career included several positions in a UK small cap investment bank where he was an equity capital markets advisor helping companies IPO on both AIM and the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

Host/Chaired by Tom Stables, Chairman of Digital Lancashire and Creative Director at 3manfactory

Places at this event will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

To register please click here


About ABGI

One of the world’s leading tax incentive and innovation management advisers. They have a 30+ year heritage, 200 experts and advisers, and manage £1billion of global tax incentives annually for a broad range of clients including some of the world’s best-known brands. Their aim is to help clients accelerate and fund their innovations. 

They specialise in helping companies who are already claiming tax incentives but are looking to optimise their claim, experience a better service or pay a more competitive price – or all of the above of course. For more information click here

About Boost Business Lancashire

Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Our purpose is to help Lancashire’s businesses grow. Boost is a £6.0m Growth Hub backed by the ERDF, led by the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and Lancashire County Council.

About Beech Tree Private Equity 

Beech Tree Private Equity invest in fast-growing businesses that need expertise and capital to reach their full potential. Click here for more information.

The Financial Landscape Post COVID-19 (Roundtable)