Bibby to host conference to help businesses get “fit for the future”

Specialist funder, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), is to host a conference in Sheffield this month, bringing together small and medium sized enterprise owners with professional advisers such as accountants, finance brokers and financial advisers.

The Fit for the Future event will take place at The Crucible Theatre, Norfolk Street, Sheffield on 21 May.

The speaker line-up includes leading business figures including Evening Standard financial editor and author, Anthony Hilton; Director Onyx Group, Alastair Waite; and World Cup winner and former England and British Lions rugby player, Will Greenwood.

Speaking of the event, Mr Greenwood said:

“From my own experience, I know that running a business isn’t easy and it’s hugely important to have the right support network around.

“This is a great opportunity to meet with other owners, entrepreneurs and business experts, and to discuss the challenges they face.”

Head of sales for BFS Yorkshire, Mike Day said:

“Following the economic downturn, businesses in Yorkshire are leaner and tougher than before. Across all sectors we have innovative, pioneering businesses striving to flourish, but many of them need a helping hand to make the step-up from survival to growth.

“We have developed an event agenda specifically for business owners and professional advisers as we believe there is a great opportunity to come together to stimulate business in the local area.”

The event is open to business owners of all sizes, in addition to the region’s network of business advisers.

Registration will begin at 8am and the event is expected to close at around 11:30am.

Mr Day added:

“Bibby Financial Services currently provides upwards of £45m to businesses in Yorkshire and Humberside.

“In addition to this vital funding, we’re committed to helping businesses fulfil their ambitions by offering support and guidance.

“The event is a great opportunity for the business community to come together to discuss market opportunities and solutions to overcome business challenges such as cashflow, investment and supplier relationships.”

“A day spent talking to fellow businessmen who are grappling with similar day to day challenges and long term problems as they seek to grow their companies will teach you more about what is happening in the British economy, than you will get from a life time spent listening to the views of city economists.”

Mr Hilton said:

“Economic theory has its place but in business it is no substitute for practical wisdom.”

To register for the event, visit:

Will Greenwood

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