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Black & Asian Business Network event - Access to Finance

  • Engine Shed Station Approach Bristol, BS1 6QH England (map)

Following the success of the Network launch, BSWN would like to invite you to our upcoming third Network event, which will be around finance and accessibility to finance for BAME entrepreneurs. 

WHEN: 26th June 2019 between 6.00 and 8.30pm

WHERE: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS: Peaches Golding, Her Majesty Lord-Lieutenant & Andy Ayim, Managing Director at Backstage Capital

Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Peaches Golding OBE is a highly experienced, award winning Executive and Non-Executive Director. Peaches was awarded the OBE in 2009 for services to minority ethnic people in the South West. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary MBA and, in 2017, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of the University by the University of the West of England.

Andy Ayim is the Managing Director of Backstage Capital, a London-based highly impactful accelerator. Andy operates at the intersection of start-ups, culture and investing. As an impact investor, he believes in closing gaps of access, opportunity and outcomes for low-income communities and/or communities of colour. 

After a contribution by the key-note speakers, the event will continue with a panel discussion around the themes of finance and access to finance for BAME entrepreneurs.

PANELISTS: Matt West, Local Business Manager at Metro Bank, Shelly O'Gilvie, Business Developer at B.B. Energy, Donna Thomas, Investment Manager at Resonance Limited and Andy Ayim.

Matt West, Local Business Manager at Metro Bank has years of experience working in the banking sector with a special focus on developing enteprises. He recently joined Metro Bank, a community-focused bank with each store run by a local bank manager. 

Shelly O'Gilvie is a Business Developer at B.B. Energy with a history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Negotiation, International Business, Venture Capital, Natural Resources, and International Trade. 

Donna Thomas is an Investment Manager at Resonance Limited, she is co-leading the development of the Resonance Bristol SITR Fund and works with social enterprises and investors to ensure the Fund reaches its targets and helps social enterprises to receive investment.

The Black and Asian Business Network was launched by Black South West Network (BSWN) on the 9th of November 2018 to aid the development of effective networking, collaboration and innovation amongst BAME entrepreneurs in the South West of England. To find out more about the Launch event, please see our website here.

To book your tickets for this event, please see our website here.

Earlier Event: June 7
Startup 54: Mind Matters