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Webinar Series on the funding options available to scaleup businesses in the Midlands region

In partnership with


Smorgasbord is pleased to announce that we've partnered with The FSE Group to jointly present a series of webinars on the funding options available to scaleup businesses in the Midlands region.

Open to both SMEs and business intermediaries working with SME clients, these virtual events are particularly relevant for those looking to: 

  • scale-up and fully power their business model

  • pivot their business model

  • secure finance to continue usual operations

We will discuss a range of options within the SME funding landscape, including:

  • Government Funding

  • High Street Providers

  • Alternative Finance and Market Gap Funders

  • Working Capital Management

  • The Funding Landscape

Our webinars are scheduled throughout August and September and will cover each of the region's Local Enterprise Partnership areas.

Sign up here for one of the following slots: 

  • 5th August @1pm (South East Midlands LEP)

  • 12th August @ 10am (Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP)

  • 17th August @10am (D2N2- Derby/ Nottinghamshire LEP)

  • 9th September @10am (Greater Lincolnshire LEP)

  • 9th September @11.30am (Stoke-on-Trent & /Staffordshire LEP)


Andy Moss - The FSE Group
Andy joined The FSE Group in May 2020, as Head of Funds for the Midlands, focusing on delivering the Midlands Engine Investment Fund. Andy previously spent 34 years with Lloyds Bank, building a strong network in the finance community across the Midlands region. He has led teams across the SME sector, where he specialised in manufacturing and for the last 3 years, working with large corporates.


Tony Ryan - Smorgasboard
Tony has spent his whole working life advising companies and for the last sixteen years has specialised in working with startups and SMEs. He is passionate about helping business owners to achieve the true potential of their businesses and using their businesses to achieve their life’s ambitions. Tony has set up and run his own coaching and consulting companies, selling them on successfully. He was a director of two listed companies and also a director at Deloitte Consulting and KPMG Consulting. Tony has delivered hundreds of business clinics for SMEs in conjunction with banks, local councils and other support organisations.


Patrick Burge – Smorgasbord
As a strategy, planning and growth leadership expert Patrick has spent over 20 years in building and exiting a successful design, manufacturing and importing business and working in startups and more mature businesses. Spin-outs, Government Delivery Partners, family businesses and SME’s are familiar territory; delivering and joining the dots in many sectors including sport and leisure, importing, fitness, tech, and apparel. He works in strategy, planning, advice, executing business growth and directing account strategy, and is an advisor on the Government-backed Startup Loan Scheme.

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