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Why Visit


SME Live is the event for business growth. Our visitors are established business owners on their own growth journey. The content and seminar programme at the event is based on four central SME needs:


  • Making more sales
  • Raising finance
  • Improving efficiency
  • Cutting costs

Who attends?

  • Entrepreneurs and Founder of the regions fastest growing companies
  • MD, Owner and Director of established small businesses
  • CEO, MD, Operations Director, Finance Director and Marketing Director of larger businesses

Why do visitors attend?

  • To create their own strategic growth plan
  • Speak directly to our ‘SME Growth’ experts
  • Source new suppliers and partners
  • Network with industry and regional peers
  • Learn from others success

2018 exhibitor include


 

 

meet our experts


Alun Parry
Mark Hart
Rachel Eade MBE
Patrick Magee
Damon Walford
David Remington
Christine Hancock
Ade Bamgbala
Shanial Charan
Graham Nicol
Marz Ayyad
Paul Lock
Simon Jacobson
Ruth Chapman
Greg Carter
DR KAMRAN SHAIKH
Ian Vickers
Robert Fryers
John Downes
Matt Bunn
Paul-Lawrence
Victoria Thompson
Garry Lennon
Matthew Sinclair

Inspiration From Our Experts


Alternative Finance in Focus
However strong your business proposition, realising it through a cashflow-based loan can be nigh-on impossible through traditional channels. Banks these days are reluctant to lend on anything other than bricks and mortar.
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Enabling employee ownership when the banks won’t engage
Management buy-outs are a staple of the alternative lending industry, and ThinCats has been happy to help a large number of management teams make this happen. Employee buy-outs are somewhat rarer, but this is what has been successfully accomplished by one Midlothian-based IT firm through a ThinCats
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SME Live is Bigger and Bolder
After its hugely successful launch in 2017, that saw over 100 exhibiting companies and over 2,300 visitors, SME Live has become the number one event for the midlands SME community, receiving high praise from the industry and companies that took part.
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