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Raising Finance Masterclass: Meet the Speakers

Lauretta Roberts
23 October 2016

The Industry has unveiled the speaker line-up, which includes experts from the fields of law, accountancy, corporate finance, crowdfunding and entrepreneurship, for its Masterclass on Raising Finance for Starting Out and Accelerating Growth. The event takes place at 2.15pm on 8 November at Andaz London Liverpool Street.

This industry-leading line-up will take delegates through the many and varied finance options available and the legal dos and don'ts of taking an investor on board, as well as offering insights on financing their own start-up.

The event is a unique opportunity for start-ups and businesses seeking investment to aid growth, as well as those who may wish to do so in the future to hear from a panel they might otherwise be able to gain access to.

Tickets are priced at just £55+VAT until midnight tonight (24 October) after which they will cost £65+VAT. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW.

The speakers are:

Tahir Basheer, partner at leading London law practice Sheridans. Tahir is partner in the Digital Media, Music, Fashion and Brands Groups at Sheridans and has a particular focus on the convergence of creative content and technology. He is listed in The Legal 500 for his expertise on digital and convergence matters and also for his work with interactive entertainment companies.

Rebekah Hall, founder, Botanic Lab – Rebekah followed her studies in economics with a successful 10-year career as a city corporate financier, before moving to the other side of the fence and setting up her own business in the health drinks sector. Rebekah will offer a unique perspective on financing other people’s businesses as well as seeking finance for her own.

Kate Levy, head of creative businesses, Wilson Wright – Kate was appointed as head of creative businesses at leading London accountancy practice Wilson Wright this year and looks after big-name clients in the media, entertainment, fashion and beauty space. She will use her considerable expertise to present on the different sources of funding available to start-ups and growing companies in the fashion industry.


Julia Elliott Brown, CEO and founder, of crowdfunding consultancy Enter The Arena. Julia has successfully fundraised for business growth multiple times via both crowdfunding and institutional investors. She has over 20 years commercial experience building businesses from idea through to growth, including the award winning online shoe design brand Upper Street. Her consultancy business now supports entrepreneurs prepare for and execute successful crowdfunding campaigns.

The event takes place from 2.15-5pm at one of London's leading five-star boutique hotels, the Andaz London Liverpool Street. Presentations will be followed by networking drinks with speakers and fellow delegates.

Members of The Industry may attend for FREE. Please confirm your attendance with an email to [email protected].

If you would like to join The Industry for £300+VAT per year you will be able to attend all of our events for FREE and enjoy a host of other member benefits. Learn more and JOIN HERE.

Otherwise BOOK TODAY for our Masterclass (use promo code VIP20 for a 20% discount) and, if you decide to join The Industry within 30 days' of attending, we will deduct the price of your ticket from your membership fee.


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