Irwin Mitchell Hosts Fringe Event At MADE Festival

Panel Discussion Focussed On Alternative Finance


David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

Leading law firm, Irwin Mitchell, will host a MADE Festival fringe event on Thursday 22nd October designed to provide support and advice for entrepreneurs on accessing funding.
Held in Sheffield’s Memorial Hall at City Hall, the free event will start at 8am and finish at 9.30am before the festival begins later that day.
The event is called ‘Financing ambition through alternative finance solutions’ and will be a panel debate including Norman Peterson, Director at Growth Capital Ventures, Alex McWhirter, the Chief Executive of Finance Yorkshire, Robin Tones from RTC North and Enterprise Europe Networks, Craig Iley, MD Business Banking, Atom Bank, and Andrea Cropley, Corporate Partner at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield.
In addition to the discussion, the session is designed to be practical and interactive.

Expert Opinion
“The UK is a hotbed of entrepreneurship and innovation and SMEs play a key role in contributing to the UK economy. Finance solutions will support the growth and development of the next generation of high growth SMEs. This event will generate a lively discussion on access and availability of funding for those thinking about investment for their business and hopefully provide some helpful advice in financing your growth and development.

“We have put together a panel of experts including some entrepreneurs who have ‘been there done that’ and we expect that their insight will be extremely valuable.”
Andrea Cropley, Partner

MADE is the UK’s largest festival of enterprise and it has long been supported by Irwin Mitchell.
The festival will see a headline event taking place at Sheffield City Hall on 22nd October, where a line-up of entrepreneurs including former JLS star JB Gill and multimillionaire Annabel Karmel will provide inspirational success stories and guidance to those looking to start their own business.