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Funding the Digital Economy, with NatWest

25 June 2019, 8:00 AM — 9:30 AM
Organised by:
Woking Works
H. G. Wells Conference and Events Centre, Church Street East, Woking


Join us for a one off Business Funding Seminar like you have never seen before.

Like many industries, banking is a rapidly changing environment. Woking Works and NatWest will be showcasing some of its newest and most innovative funding solutions for SME’s. From funding tools that plug into your cloud accountancy packages, to fast decision peer to peer lending platforms and IP funding, but not forgetting traditional banking values.

We are delighted to be joined by:

ESME - A faster platform from which to borrow. Esme has lent £10s of millions to help boost businesses across the UK.

Lombard – The UK number one asset finance provider. Our customers are at the heart of our business and we are proud to have been named Best Leasing and Asset Finance Provider for 2009 - 2018.

NatWest – One of the UK’s largest lenders and part of the RBS Group whose gross lending was £30 billion to the SME market in 2018.

NatWest Rapid Cash - A flexible overdraft alternative allowing you to borrow against your unpaid customer invoices using your cloud accounting software.

Our Speakers

We are delighted to welcome:

Veronika Lovett, Co-Founder & CMO              

Veronika is responsible for the build and scale of the Esme Loans proposition and brand, overseeing all marketing activity from the outset. A seasoned banker with experience in start ups in financial services, coupled with over a decade of transaction experience in leveraged, acquisition and asset backed lending.

Neal Carey, Relationship Manager NatWest          

Neal is a Chartered Banker and has been in the role for 10 years and a member of NatWest staff for 37 years. He looks after 220 SME customers helping them with all their banking requirements, to make them money, save them money or give them time back in their busy days.

Steve Thompson, Lombard                                             

Steve is a Chartered Banker with 7 years experience with NatWest and Lombard Asset Finance. His role is working with Business Banking Relationship Managers and clients to build brand awareness, to enable their customers to grow and realise their ambitions.

Olly Chowdhury, RBS Invoice Finance                      

Olly is Chartered Banker with 11 Years Banking Experience ranging from SME’s to Corporate PLC’s specialising in complex debt. Currently leading the Invoice Finance proposition for the South of England


08.00 - Registration

08.20 - Welcome

08.30 - Neal Carey, NatWest Bank

08.45 - Stephen Thompson, Lombard

09.00 - Olly Chowdhury, RBS IF

09.15 - ESME - Veronika Lovett

09.30 -  Q an A and Summary

10.00 - Close        


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