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Creative England to hold entrepreneur funding event

On 30th April small business owners can head down to Salford to get information on gaining necessary funding.

Funded by the National Lottery, Creative England intends to educate SME owners on how to achieve new investment, whether it be from traditional or alternative lenders.

Held at The Landing, the finance event can be seen to entice more people to enter the creative industry, a market which is worth £8.8m an hour to the UK economy.

The event is free to attend and will feature Patrick Towell from Golant Media Ventures; Luke Burns from investment banking firm, GP Bullhound, Ian Tabbron from Arts Council England, Tom Fiddian from Innovate UK and Irene Graham from British Bankers Association.

‘‘We know there is a knowledge-gap among creative businesses who regularly struggle to know where and how to access finance. Information can be hard to find and extremely complicated to navigate. These events are designed to demystify the world of finance, and present all the options in a simple, uncomplicated way,’’ said Caroline Norbury, CEO of Creative England.