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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
  • From all industries including; manufacturing, construction, finance, consumer goods, technology, transport, education

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 Exhibitors 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
Browne Jacobson
Ruth Chapman
Greg Carter
Ian Vickers
Robert Fryers
John Downes
Matt Bunn
Victoria Thompson
Gary Lennon
Matthew Sinclair
Tony Seaton
Peter Ware

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 partner with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
SME Live, the biggest business, marketing and technology event in the Midlands, has partnered with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce to further cement their position as supporting SME growth within the region.
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BizBritian customer success story
BizBritain Finance provides access to finance for starting and growing businesses, to help move on to the next stage in their journey, re-finance or buy a business. We work exclusively with SME business and are always seeking ways to engage with business owners to help enable them to learn about fin
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