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Ready, Steady, Grow! 2018


Ready, Steady, Grow! is a programme of regional events organised by the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) which aims to bring together all parts of the small business/entrepreneur community for expert opinion, networking and advice. The events give you an opportunity to meet investors, funders, entrepreneurs and business advisers all in one place at one time!

 Although Ready, Steady, Grow! is focused on the government-backed Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), the events will cover a wide range of alternative funding options. Experts will be able to answer questions on, and provide information about, many forms of growth financing that are available to start-ups and small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).”

This year we are delighted to be bringing your events in association with the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA), the UK’s leading trade association for firms that provide investment management and financial advice to everyone from individuals and families to charities, pension funds, trusts and companies.


Hundreds of businesses receive EIS & SEIS funding every year, many of which have gone on to become high street names, leading consumer brands and major players in their respective industries and sectors. In fact, since EIS was created by the UK government in 1994 to help small businesses access growth capital, some 26,000 UK businesses have received EIS funding worth almost £16bn.

The EIS & SEIS market continues to grow and offer significant opportunities for an increasing number of industry participants.

EISA can help you discover how to benefit from those opportunities by providing understanding and expertise on issues relevant to you and your business, giving you an insight into current Government thinking on EIS and SEIS, help you engage and network with peers and prospective partners, develop yourself and your teams professionally, and both contribute to, and make a difference to the future direction of the SEIS & EIS Industry.


Ready, Steady, Grow! will be of interest to a variety of different individuals, groups and organisations, including:


Ready, Steady, Grow! will include practical seminars, Q&As and panel discussions, encompassing:


The workshops, which are free to attend, will also be a valuable opportunity for entrepreneurs and business people, investors and service providers to network and make contacts from their local areas and regions.

The Ready Steady Grow! workshops will begin in Liverpool on September 18th, followed by dates in Belfast, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds, London and Manchester through October and November 2018.

You can reserve your place by contacting Mary Rodgers on mary.rodgers@eisa.org.uk to register. Alternatively, book via our Eventbrite page here.