At KPMG, 66 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4BE we are bringing together small businesses, investors, IFAs, entrepreneurs and business advisers – all in one place to hear expert opinion from SME industry experts.

The event is split into two parts – a technical seminar at 16.30, followed by a breakout session and networking from 17.30

Ready Steady Grow Bristol – sign up here

Registration from 4pm.

Seminar agenda (CPD qualifying)

4.30               Welcome from the Chair, Christiana Stewart-Lockhart, EISA

4.35               Update on the early-stage market and recent commitments in the South West – Edward Tellwright, British Business Bank

4.45               Investing in Innovation through the S/EIS, – Matt Attwood, KPMG

4.55               EIS / SEIS for founders: how to access the tax benefits, – Anthony Reeves, Michelmores

5.05               Panel Discussion: Under the bonnet with the Fund Managers and Advisers Chair – Christiana Stewart-Lockhart, EISA

Panellists: Harry Bell – Charles Stanley, Glen Stewart – Committed Capital, Chris Wiles – Foresight,  and Paul Mattick – Mercia

5.25               Journey of a Start-up with Founder Sian Fussell of Albotherm

5.35               Closing remarks, Christiana Stewart-Lockhart, EISA

5.40               Move to reception and networking

Here’s an overview of this year’s entire series of Ready Steady Grow! events:

Edinburgh (29 Aug), Birmingham (20 Sep), Cardiff (27 Sep), Bristol (28 Sep), Manchester (4 Oct), Leeds (10 Oct), Cambridge (11 Oct), Newcastle (17 Oct), Belfast (19 Oct), Oxford (2 Nov)

If you have any queries or would like to attend please contact Mary Rodgers on


Who should attend this event?

Entrepreneurs looking to start a business, or access funding to take your business to its next level

Wealth managers looking to gain knowledge and expertise in EIS and small company investing

Investors looking to invest in the ‘Next big thing’

Professional Advisors who want to help SMEs develop and grow.

Will refreshments be provided?

Drinks and canapés will be provided


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