IoD City: Fuelling Entrepreneurial Growth

29th September 2016. Kleinwort Benson, 14 St. George Street, London W15 1FE

David Stringer-Lamarre, within his role as Chairman of the Institute of Directors, City of London, was pleased to be the event Chairman for this event.

After the EU referendum, access to finance for growth remains a key business issue. With limits on pension contributions and subdued returns on conventional portfolios, investing in private companies backed by the reliefs available through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) offers investors an attractive alternative.

This event was aimed at investors and prospective investors as well as company directors looking for finance, addressing key questions:

  • What is the role for EIS in boosting growth in the UK post referendum?
  • What should investors look for when investing?
  • How do investors access, create and manage a portfolio of EIS investments?
  • How can entrepreneurs attract independent investors?

The panel was comprised of:

  • Matthew Taylor – Founder and Managing Partner of Rockpool Investments
  • Andrew Bristow – Chairman, Airedale Catering Equipment Group and ex CEO Autobar Group
  • Fiona Cruickshank – entrepreneur & Non-Executive Director
  • Paul Bentley – Executive Director, Private Wealth Management, Kleinwort Benson

After the panel discussion there were comments & questions, which was followed by a drinks reception.