Join us and our friends Shoosmiths and Transmit Startups to find out everything you need to know about preparing for and accessing loan finance to either start-up or scale up your creative business.

Also speaking will be Nel Hargraves and Anthony Hartley, telling you first hand about their experiences of growing a successful designer/maker business.

Where: Shoosmiths, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3HF
When: Thursday 16 April 2015, 6pm – 8pm

Line up

6.00pm Doors
6.10pm Introduction
6.15pm Talk from Transmit Startups:
find out how their support and start-up loans have already launched nearly 600 new businesses across the country
6.30pm Talk from Creative Industry Finance:
learn about how our programme is enabling growing creative businesses to achieve more with expert advice and access to loan finance
6.45pm Q&A with Creative Industry Finance & Transmit Startups:
ask all those burning questions you have about working with business advisors and using loan finance to start or grow your business
6.55pm Talk from Nel Hargraves and Anthony Hartley:
Anthony Hartley’s bold and stylish furniture designs have grown from its first range in 2010 to successful international export in just a few years
7.10pm Talk from Shoosmiths dedicated creative industries team:
hear about Shoosmiths specialist legal support for creative and digital businesses and how they can help you grow 
7.25pm Q&A with Nel Hargraves, Anthony Hartley and Shoosmiths:
this is your chance to learn more from our speakers about running a successful creative business and all things legal
7.35pm Networking and drinks:
your opportunity to make connections and find out more from our speakers