Masterclass: Finance / Funding for Growth

FREE & ONLINE: This Masterclass is designed to make sure that you fully understand your role and responsibilities for financial management in your small but growing business.

15 June 2023

09:30 am

12:30 pm



Finance / Funding for Growth

60% of businesses will fail in their first three years. Poor financial management is often a key factor in that sorry statistic. This Masterclass in finance and funding for growth will ensure have a strong grip on your businesses finances and a plan for the future. 


The more success your business has, the more complicated the financial management can get, until you take on expert support. This Masterclass is designed to make sure that you fully understand your role and responsibilities for financial management in your small but growing business.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding financial management as a business leader
  • Understanding the range of options for financing growth in an SME, and their pros and cons
  • Cashflow Management 

Your Experts

James Shand (vfdnet, BSc FCA CF) is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of commercial experience, who has worked with entrepreneurial SME owners and managers as Finance Director since 1998, enabling them to achieve successful growth.  James had several years of multinational company experience, challenging VC backed company experience and was also a Plc Group FD prior to starting vfdnet.

James operates as a Virtual Finance Director, providing part time FD services to ambitious SME owner managers, delivering the right information for decision making, and freeing up CEO / MD time for strategy.  James has enjoyed being part of over 25 successful deals and has helped clients raise over £30m of funding.

Ant Parsons is a business and environmental innovator, who uses his creative leadership to help organisations think differently about problems and opportunities. He facilitates a wide range of business support groups and has worked with hundreds of businesses in the last 2 years. He also works on a broad range of projects across the research, technology, business and impact landscape in the UK and overseas.

This Masterclass is exclusively for Berkshire based businesses and is suitable for established businesses only. The Masterclass is being run by our partner ALP Synergy, who will contact you nearer the time of the event.

Event organised by: Berkshire Growth Hub

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