Business Accelerator, Workington

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Special

You are invited to the second of our Workington breakfast seminars where we will be joined by three representatives from The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

NPIF is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).  NPIF will provide funding to fund managers to provide over £400m of investment to boost small and medium business (SME) growth in the North of England.

Find out more about the objectives of NPIF and how the funds will create sustainable economic activity in our region.


Business Accelerators are designed to update Business Owners and Financial Directors on topical accounting, business and tax matters. We also provide a forum for you to meet people in similar roles, creating a network to share ideas.


Speakers & Topics

Andy Traynor, FW Capital

NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance

FW Capital have responsibility for Debt Finance (£100,000 - £750,000) across the North West. Andy Traynor has a background in banking and investment and understands the pressures that SMEs face. He has a wealth of experience in structuring loans and mezzanine finance to support growth plans.


Julie Glenny , Maven Capital Partners

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance

Maven will look after equity investment between £50,000 and £2m across the North West.  Julie Glenny joined Maven in May 2011 from Bank of Scotland, where she had been Director of Corporate Banking. Throughout that time, and subsequently with Maven, Julie has built a successful track record of flexible equity funding to dynamic SME businesses.


Grahame Latus , Enterprise Answers

NPIF – BFS & AFM Microfinance

Enterprise Answers is supporting BFS to administer the Microfinance funding in Cumbria. This fund covers loans between £25,000 and £100,000. Grahame also has a background in business banking, and has been helping entrepreneurs and business leaders across Cumbria to access finance for over a decade.



8am - Breakfast & Networking
8.30am - 9.45am - Presentations
9.45am - Q&A's



Date & Time

Date: Thursday, 11th May 2017
Time: 08.00 - 10.00am

Registration details

To register for this free event please email


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Blackwood Road
Lilyhall Industrial Estate
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