Chamber Invest & Chamber Business Finance Launch Event
Date: 31 Jan 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
You’re invited to join Sheffield Chamber of Commerce as we launch 2 new services for 2019. Chamber Invest and Chamber Business Finance have been designed and shaped to help you grow and scale up your business. Further information on the service has been included below:
What Is Chamber Invest?
A service for businesses looking to scale and access a range of investment solutions to help them achieve their growth ambitions. Often it’s lack of funding – and the wrap-around support that can go with it – that holds companies back. Chamber Invest seeks to engage with local companies and help with the challenges of scaling by providing access to investment, business support and legal services.
Who is it for?
- Businesses looking to scale
- Businesses at pre-investment stage, wanting to plan for growth
- Businesses needing to become investor ready
- Businesses needing seed or growth investment
- Businesses looking to fund innovation
- Businesses looking for mentoring and Non-Exec support
What is the offer?
Currently the service provides access to angel investment through a 500-strong angel network and a number of co-investment partners. Companies are typically pitching for between £100k-£700k although larger amounts are available in conjunction with the co-investment partners. However, this is more than just investment. It’s about finding the right investor/mentor to help and support the business through its journey.
We will also be running a number of free investor ready workshops, looking at the process and requirements of angel investing.
How is it delivered?
- Initial discussion to understand what the business needs
- A proposal as to the best way forward
- Prepare to pitch
- Go live on angel investment platform
- Business pitches to angel investors – these are held monthly
- A range of wrap-around support
Chamber Business Finance
What is Chamber Business Finance?
A service designed especially for Chamber Members to assist them obtaining the right finance for their business. Chamber Business Finance provides access specialists who can advise on the most suitable funding package for the business needs.
Who is it for?
Any member of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce who is looking to raise finance or refinance their existing borrowing.
What is the Offer?
The aim is to provide quality independent advice to clients delivering the most appropriate and cost-effective outcome for the business.The team of commercial finance experts are experienced at presenting proposals to lenders and completing the associated paperwork. Chamber Business Finance is not tied to any particular lenders ensuring the best possible outcome for the business and typically there is no charge to the business.
How is it delivered?
Every case is different, which is why Chamber Business Finance takes the time to discuss the individual needs to ascertain exactly what the business requires. Any application is tailored to highlight the key selling points to the lenders, ensuring that these points are taken into account when lenders are assessing the application. By understanding the business the presentation of the application is enhanced to provide the best possible chance of success in obtaining the funding.
Continuous updates will be provided at every stage of the process with Chamber Business Finance speaking directly with the decision makers at each lender to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays and that the deal is structured in the shortest possible time. Chamber Business Finance offers impartial advice and with no ties to any lenders, will provide the business with the right finance to suit it’s needs.
Please note, this is a members only event.