Fast Forward to Funding for Small Business

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Wednesday 30 May 2012, Stanley House Hotel, Preston New Road, Mellor, Blackburn. BB2 7NP

8.00 - 10.00am (Breakfast served from 8.00am)

If you are frustrated with traditional forms of business funding or have a great business or new commercial idea and no funds to move forward then this seminar explaining Fast Forward Funding for small businesses is for you. The seminar will feature guest speaker Imran Hakim of Dragons Den fame.

  • Introduction and welcome from your hosts, Haworths Chartered Accountants.
  • Presentation by the award winning International Private Investment Network, Envestors
  • Understanding the Funding Legal Process, Forbes Solicitors
  • Have a good business idea? Looking for funding? - submit your plan on the day for a chance to win a Manchester Metropolitan University scholarship grant award to attend the Fast Forward Funding programme

Guest Speaker Imran Hakim

Imran has gone on to win several business awards over the years in recognition of his numerous endeavors including; Northwest Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006, Fusion Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 and most recently a Mosaic Award for Science and Technology from HRH Price of Wales. His work on the 'iTeddy' brand has earned him awards such as Toy Inventor of the Year 2007, World Toy Innovation 2008, Start-up Business of the Year 2008 and IOD's Northwest Young Director of the Year 2007. Most recently, in 2009, Imran received an Honorary Doctorate in Enterprise and Innovation from the University of Bolton as well as making Growing Business's list of top 40 entrepreneurs in the country under the age of 35. He is also the youngest entrant into the Northwest Power 100 list for 2009.

Sponsored by


Envestors are an award winning investor network dedicated to helping investor's source young dynamic companies in need of growth and expansion capital. Our funding originates from 14 family offices, over 750 private investors and access to a wide range of funds and venture capital sources. We work with a diverse range of companies across most sectors, from pre-revenue start-ups to profitable businesses. Our offices are in London, Manchester, Dubai, India, Jersey and the Isle of Man.

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School is nationally and internationally recognised for its management education and development of entrepreneurial capabilities. Alongside the Fast Forward Funding Programme, the University Centre for Enterprise actively supports business growth through delivery of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses growth programme.

Free to attend