Alternatives to Bank Finance
Banks are lending less money to business. As the UK economy resumes growth, business will need finance. Where can they find it, if not from a bank? This seminar will look at the positives and negatives of these alternative funding options as well as what businesses can do to increase the chances of finding funding.
About Clive Lewis
Clive Lewis is a chartered accountant (FCA) and a chartered management accountant (ACMA). After qualifying in public practice he spent twenty years in financial controller/ director roles in various sized businesses mainly in the electronics sector. Prior to joining ICAEW in 1993, he was Finance Director of a quoted electronics PLC.
At the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) he is Head of Enterprise. He has conducted a number of surveys on business issues including the annual ICAEW Enterprise Survey, now in its sixteenth year. He has represented the ICAEW at the British Bankers Association Business Finance Roundtable and on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Small Business Economic Forum Working Group.
He writes regular articles for the media using the feedback from surveys, ICAEW members and his experience in business.