Raising investment is a journey,

which is more fun in the company of others.


Funding Strategy Workshop (via Zoom)

June 21, 2024


Our exclusive (and free) online Funding Strategy Workshops are designed to demystify the investment process and break down investor jargon, giving you the information you need to speed up your fundraising journey.

Whether you’re raising investment for the first time or going for your second round, our interactive workshops will help you overcome challenges you might face and provide you with valuable insights on:

  • When to raise investment
  • What amount to raise
  • How to reach out to investors


How to fund your South West business

June 28, 2024


Are you raising investment (debt or equity) for your South West based business?

All the evidence shows it can be harder for businesses based outside of London to raise investment. You may be wondering what’s the best type of funding to raise? Or where to find investors? Perhaps you are unsure what information investors need from you, or are feeling confused by the language investors use.

Hatty Fawcett, founder of Focused For Business, will demystify the funding process and reveal the steps you need to take to secure investment. You’ll discover:

  • The different investment options available to startups and growing businesses
  • How to identify the right investment option for you business
  • Why some investors bring more than just their cash
  • What information and materials you’ll need to prepare for investors

Hatty will be joined by Ralph Singleton of The FSE Group who will provide insights on the type of businesses the South West Fund can back, what information they require and how to apply to the fund.