It’s good to talk – and answer the Pension-led funding questions

The value of taking the alternative business funding message out on the road was underlined again this week.
A business breakfast event in Gloucester attracted and audience of small business owners, commercial brokers and finance providers but just one had heard of Pension-led funding.
“The seminar gave us a good opportunity to showcase what Pension-led funding has to offer and answer specific questions, particularly around IP valuations,” said Associate Director Business Development Mark Johnson.
“We were delighted with the response to our presentation and have arranged follow-up meetings with at least four people, all coming from the chance to present our product face to face.”
There was also a great deal of interest in Clifton Asset Management’s involvement with alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk, the collaboration of more than 60 funders offering an alternative to traditional bank loans or asset finance.
“Several attendees who operate in the commercial sector did not realise legislation had been passed to ensure banks signpost their SME declines to a neutral platform,” Mark said.
Joining Mark at the alternative funding breakfast seminar were Simon Offord from Business Doctors and David Culverhouse from Credit4.
Simon’s overview of the Business Doctors proposition was well received while David’s presentation of Credit4’s short-term lending option to SMEs is likely to be followed-up by some of the guests.
We are planning to host similar alternative funding presentations throughout the UK on a monthly basis.
If you would like to be involved either as a speaker or as an organiser to bring SMEs and commercial consultants in your area together, email Mark on mark.johnson@clifton-asset.co.uk