On Friday 7 May at 12.30 BST the London Trade Roundtable will be hosting a virtual panel discussion focusing on SMEs and the challenges of raising financing in the current environment. The event is free to register. 

The ‘SMEs - Finding finance for growth in the new reality’ panellists will include: Gabby Buck, MD of GKB Ventures; Bhavna Saraf, head of trade finance, Lloyds Bank; Jane Cooper, regional head for London and the South East, UKEF; and, Geoffrey Wynne, partner, Sullivan & Worcester. 

The session will look at some of the current challenges facing SME’s in raising finance, particularly those entities focusing their efforts on exporting from the UK. Panellists will examine what support is available and how SMEs can make themselves more attractive to potential finance providers. The panel will also assess how the UK finally leaving the EU has affected the ability of smaller companies to raise finance and whether there are any silver linings around the black clouds of Covid, Brexit and a challenging economic environment.  

To join the event, please contact: Neil McGugan, secretary, London Trade Roundtable

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