How can you benefit as an SME?
Hear from guest speakers and learn more about what’s on offer for SMEs, in terms of funding, and the next steps you need to take in order to maximise your tax reclaim.
Experts in this area will present and be available for questions at Agri-EPI’s Midlands Agri-Tech Innovation Hub on Wednesday 25 March 2020.
Tickets are free. To register, visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/agri-epicentre.
8.00 – Registration, networking and breakfast
8.30 – Welcome from Agri-EPI Centre
8.45am – Funding options available
- Lucy Mather, KTN-UK
- David Baker, Mercia Asset Management: Proof of Concept funding (MEIF)
- Giovanni Finocchio, Midven Ltd: Equity Fund (MEIF)
- Tracy Sherratt, BRCs: Small Business Loans (again MEIF)
- Suresh Patel, Birmingham Council Business Growth Programme
- Phil Mitchell, Director at Harbour Key Ltd: Crowd Funding, Equity Funding, Pension Lending
Phil Mitchell is the co-founder of Harbour Key, a business, accountancy and tax advisory practice. A member of the local LEP banking and funding group, he has a passion for finding funding for start-up companies, and uses his knowledge and expertise to offer support and assistance with central Government funding for local loan/ grant funds.
9.45 Mark Tooley, Account Manager at Solid Solutions: an introduction on how you can get involved
Solid Solutions are providers of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, world leading support and training to start-ups and entrepreneurs across the UK and Ireland.
The company has a fast going network of partner organisations, known as Hardware labs, studios, incubators and accelerators, who benefit from free software and award-winning support.
10.00 Mehul Kyprianou-Chavda, R&D Tax Manager at Catax
Learn how your business can benefit and the steps you can take in order to maximise how much of your tax you can reclaim. Less than half of the companies that are eligible for Research and Development tax relief nationwide have ever claimed this potentially valuable source of business funding. Catax have worked with over 14 000 clients across all business sectors. With an average client tax relief benefit of over £56 000, often as a cheque from HMRC, this represents a significant sum which could be re-invested to fund further much needed innovation.
10.30am – Further networking and drop in chats with presenters