Ready Steady Grow! 2022 is an essential event for entrepreneurs, start-up and SME investors, wealth managers and business advisers to meet and share knowledge on funding options and the latest developments in the EIS industry.
At the Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT we are bringing together small businesses, investors, IFAs, entrepreneurs and business advisers – all in one place to hear expert opinion from SME industry experts.
The event is split into two parts – a technical seminar at 16.30, followed by a breakout session and networking from 17.30.
Registration from 16:00
Seminar agenda (CPD qualifying)
Paul Atkinson, Par Equity
Paul is Chairman of the Par Investor Network, working to grow and diversify Par’s range of investors and deal originators across the north of the UK. He is an entrepreneur and serial angel investor in his own right, with a substantial track record of building value for companies in the technology and services sector, and taking them to a successful exit.
Neil Norman, Chiene + Tait
Neil co-leads Chiene + Tait’s tax department. He specialises in corporate and entrepreneurial work, working with clients on tax planning and tax relief claims including Enterprise Investment Schemes, Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes, Share Schemes, Research & Development tax relief and company disposals.
Neil leads Chiene + Tait’s award-winning Entrepreneurial team. He and his team work closely with start- and scale-ups, spin-outs, business accelerators, life science organisations, angel investor networks and entrepreneurs across the UK to help businesses grow and scale.
Neil is a member of AGN International’s Board of Directors.
Brian Moretta, Hardman & Co
Brian has had a 20-year career in Financial Services, including more than a decade as a fund manager. He specialised in analysing Financial Services companies at SVM Asset Management, as well as managing two traded endowment funds, an equity fund and working on hedge funds. Brian joined Hardman & Co in February 2013. He holds a PhD in Applied Probability and a BSc in Actuarial Maths and Statistics from Heriot Watt University. In addition to his role with Hardman & Co, Brian lectures on actuarial science and financial economics at Heriot-Watt University, is an examiner for the Faculty & Institute of Actuaries, and is on the Bankers without Borders Financial Modelling Reserve Corp.
Christiana Stewart-Lockhart, Director General, EISA
Christiana is the Director General of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA). She previously spent more than a decade working in Westminster including ten years at the Institute of Economic Affairs. She also founded EPICENTER, a Brussels based network of some of the most respected think tanks from across Europe. Christiana holds a BA in Politics from the University of York. She is a member of TISA’s Children’s Financial Education Policy Council and also sits on the Advisory Board for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship.
Other Ready Steady Grow! 2020 events are taking place in:
BELFAST (29 September) /BRISTOL (13 October)/MANCHESTER/ (12 October) LIVERPOOL (tbc)
We are finalising details for the above events and will publish these shortly. In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to attend please contact Mary Rodgers on firstname.lastname@example.org
Who should attend this event?
Entrepreneurs looking to start a business, or access funding to take your business to its next level
Wealth managers looking to gain knowledge and expertise in EIS and small company investing
Investors looking to invest in the ‘Next big thing’
Professional Advisors who want to help SMEs develop and grow.
Will refreshments be provided?
Drinks and canapes will be provided
Thank you to our Sponsors: Chiene + Tait, Eos Advisory, Hardman & Co, Investec, MBM Commercial and Par Equity