Award winning for its innovation and personal approach the firm offers fixed fees and payment plans; guidance & support aswell as sound legal advice. Specialist tech & IP lawyers; supporting disruptive innovative clients with resounding results
Lisa leads a private growth capital team and operates in a wide variety of sectors. The platform enables high net worth clients to participate in both our private and public investment offerings
Lisa has an extensive background in this field. Over 25 years of investment banking and securities experience in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, building client franchises and developing network and brand partnerships.
Carly has worked in Sales and Business Development for 20 years, the past 10 of which have been in Construction.
She is a keen believer in building strong relationships, communicating efficiently and honestly to deliver the greatest outcome for her clients.
Carly is a strong networker being very familiar with the Kent and London construction circuit collaborating with some of the most influential groups to effect change and progression
They are a VC that have backed the likes of Depop, HURR, allplants & Olio). Rosie is looking for game-changing consumer tech companies who want to make the world a better place. The Fund however, are interested in a varierty of businesses
After an initial career working for banks, he has run his own business and finance consultancy firm for 26 years. He is a mentor for the UKs largest Entrepreneur Accelerator programme run by NatWest Bank; Virgin Startups; Prince’s Trust; and Bayes Business School (City of London University).
Helps founders missing some vital parts of the jigsaw to allow them to achieve their true potential. Those missing pieces are inevitably gaps in knowledge or experience in certain areas, or access to the right people.
He is also a prolific author and a BBC Radio contributor, writing and talking about all aspects of running an early-stage business. His two most recent books are entitled ‘Growing with Blockchain’ and ‘Start-up to Scale-up : what funders expect at each stage’.
The gender index has carried out extensive research into how investment and growth has taken place across the UK in various districts and counties impacting on female founders. The extensive research, the data and the facts are standing on the first of its kind.
Jill Pay broke through a glass ceiling when she became Britain’s first female Serjeant at Arms of the House of Commons in the position’s 607-year-history and is now chair of the Gender Index.
All but one of my predecessors in the role were ex-military and the other one was a former diplomat,” she says. “The final two candidates were me and a former brigadier. They had to decide whether they wanted something new or more of what they’d had for six centuries.”
François has worked internationally for over two decades in five countries with some of the world’s leading brands.
Several of his clients have generated billions in revenue and become leading brands.
François notably worked with Kellogg’s in Paris, Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, Smart Cars in Zurich and Barclays in London, among many others.
Since launching Acacia in 2010, François has worked with clients in Africa, Belgium, France, Japan and the UK.
Acacia specialises in branding for growth and enables ambitious founder-led businesses to stand out and scale up faster
She attended the University of Law and after law school decided to return to HR to progress her career within HR consultancy.
Having worked in two large HR consultancies for 10 years, she set up her own HR consultancy business in March 2021. She runs a full-service HR consultancy dealing with issues ranging from recruitment through to redundancy and everything in between.
Elaine is an experienced executive driving commercial success for startups/SMEs/entrepreneurs in new markets. Elaine is Co-Founder & MD of Global Entrepreneurship Network UK and an Independent Consultant. With over 30 years of working with leaders and startups, Elaine has mentored and coached many female leaders and founders. Last year Elaine launched the RESTART Ukraine programme for Ukrainian female founders and now has nearly 200 founders on the programme. With GEN UK, Elaine also mentors startups wishing to grow in new markets.
In addition to her work at GEN UK, Elaine works with a range of individuals and organisations to bring about sustainable individual, team and organisational change. After living and working in the Middle East for 8 years, Elaine understands the complexities and demands of working cross-culturally and in diverse organisations.
DUA, offers specialist accounting and taxation expertise for SMEs in the medical, health and wellness, tech, architecture and property sectors. SEIS/EIS & tax structuring . We are dedicated to help SMEs reach their full potential
A full qualified accountant and business consultant, he launched his own company in 2010. His impressive track record spans two continents.
Our team of experienced professionals leverages a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise to deliver customised solutions that meet the unique needs of each client. From financial planning and analysis to risk management and growth strategies, we help businesses navigate complex challenges and achieve their goals. With a focus on innovation, integrity and client satisfaction, we are committed to driving success for our clients and building lasting partnerships.
A dynamic, entrepreneurial business leader with a proven record for building high-performing teams. Since starting her own Language School and Translation Agency 30 years ago in Budapest, Mrs Susanna Toth Lee acquired an exceptional range of transferable skills that can complement high-performing companies and organisations
Accelerate Funding & Rift
He specialises in tax reclaims for SMEs under the Research & Development (R&D) rules and advises on Innovate UK and European grants, as well as the Patent Box corporation tax concession.
He recognises that the tech SME and start-up community requires much more information and general access to the debt/equity money world.
Having previously worked in personal and corporate finance for more than 35 years, John has spent the last 10 years building an impressive network of contacts in this area. He presents widely on the subject to non-exec organisations, professional intermediaries, accelerators, start-up groups and the mentor community.
ARIE Capital Limited is a financial services group with a cross-border focus. They concentrate primarily on venture capital investments and providing advisory and fund management services. They have offices in London, Beijing, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, giving us a truly global reach and perspective
Angel Investment Network, Angel Investment Ventures and AIV Capital specialises in private equity and venture capital into businesses. Focuses presently on growth into later stage opportunities with AIV whereas the Angel Network looks at those starting out and scaling.
Sam has worked with the funding and investment world for over 20 years .
He works across various sectors and helped thousands of companies secure investors and is passionate to help SME’s and female founders grow
Supporting startups and SMEs on their business journey, from bringing an idea to life to scaling up and expanding!
The Small Business Research + Enterprise Centre is the City of London Corporation’s start-up support service, open to all small businesses in the City, London and UK.
SBREC provides access to a range of specialist business information and market research which can inform a business plan or business decisions. They also host a wide range of events and provide 1-2-1 business advice to help with start-up and growth.
They are based in Basinghall Street entrance of the Guildhall, offering flexible workspace, room hire, and onsite support available to all members.
Visit their website for more information and to learn how you can become a member!
Victoria has been involved in the banking and financial services industry for over 17 years. With a particular focus in to helping female entrepreneurs gain access to funding, mentorship and supporting those to trade internationally.
With access to the whole of the market and a suite of product solutions available, pomegranate explores the ability to raise finance for business owners without the need to give equity away providing an alternative solution to investment.
Bridging X Assists companies scale - take in investment and transform. Works on startegy, technology development & investment coordination
Business Funding Matching investors and founders through a membership platform and events
Founded and built the largest business funding show in Europe. It was the first time VC’s, angels and grant bodies came together. Later banks and secondary funders joined forces to help support the start-up and SME world.
The events and platforms match investors , funders and debt finance to businesses. An extremely connected network available to support investment and growth
30 years’ experience leading and successfully growing businesses in the global multi-channel Fashion retail space.
She is also an entrepreneur with her own successful coaching and consulting business. Julia’s mission in life is to empower women to truly believe in their self-worth so that they can achieve whatever they set their minds to.
Her passion is to share her knowledge, experience and network to add value to her clients and help them succeed, always putting their needs at the heart of everything she does. Developing and understanding of money availble to start-up businesses in relation to their patents and innovation.
Co-Founder of Sustainability X Sustainability is a broad topic and everyone is at a different stage. Come along to learn how to embed sustainability, authentically, in what you do, no matter what stage you are at and why is it important.
UK consultancy helping businesses to benefit from being more sustainable. Rondi was trained as a Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountant and went on to steer international Supply Chains and manufacturing businesses. Originally from Australia, she has worked extensively on 4 continents and been a Board Member in 6 countries.
A regular contributor to media and broadcasts, including the BBC, she believes businesses can profit from mobilising and sharing knowledge, expertise, technology and resources for everyone’s benefit.
Working individuals, teams and organisations to bring to life the change that they are seeking through coaching and faciliated group work. She specialises in transitions and is passionate about founder and investor mental health.
She is trained and certified by the Coactive Training Institute, the most highly regarded Coach training school in the world, is a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) with the International Coaching Federation and is Certified Embodiment Coach.
Using the four pillars of knowledge vital to achieve success in a new market the two programmes support businesses into a better understanding of what is needed.
1, legal aspects including contract, IP and WTO trade agreements; 2 Market Intelligence and International Marketing; 3 Finance including pricing, foreign exchange, and most importantly, 4 getting paid.
Export-angels offer intelligent exporting from export concept to first sale in a new market.
Whether working through international trade issues on a ‘exportbootcamp’ or working to develop the market intelligence needed to succeed with our ‘export-angels’ success is the end result.
Experienced investor, advisor, and entrepreneur with expertise across venture capital, growth strategy, business development, and more.
Over his 20+ year career, Sten has provided strategic advice to over 100 companies globally, resulting in millions in incremental revenue and value creation through improved competitive positioning, partnerships, and capital raising.
He has facilitated exits of up to 400M.
Currently, Sten is the Founder of Stone Capital Group, an advisory firm focusing on M&A, deal-making and connecting investors with off-market opportunities in real estate, disruptive start-ups, commodities and art. He sits on the boards of several startups and growth-stage companies across Europe.
Previously, Sten held leadership roles in management consulting at Service Management Group where he pioneered new frameworks for service innovation and customer-centric strategies to create value.
Sten brings deep expertise in crafting strategies for growth, forming strategic partnerships, and raising capital. His approach combines analytical rigour with creative business model design and flawless execution.
Sten holds three university degrees including an MSc in Economics.
He is passionate about entrepreneurship and leveraging business as a force for positive impact.
Sarah’s specialism is working with entrepreneurs and business owners to help them get more leads from LinkedIn.
An award–winning social media trainer and strategist, Sarah has over 10 years’ experience heading up marketing and PR departments. Sarah ran her own social media agency ‘Sarah Clay Social’ looking after social media for all sizes of business before focusing on training business owners how to love and leverage LinkedIn to accelerate their business growth.
Sarah has appeared on numerous LinkedIn live events and podcasts.
Natwest supports SME's and founders in many ways and has a passion to help female founders.