Meet the Experts Seminar Stage

After the success of last year's Meet the Experts seminar theatre, we're returning for a second year with a full schedule of educational and informative talks from individual experts. 

We have chosen a diverse range of individuals and businesses to ensure that there is something of interest for everyone. There is the opportunity to hear from Government agencies, from those with unique lending products and our own training platform MyNACFB. Whether you manage to get one of the seats available or just lean over the wall and listen to part or all of the presentation, a visit to the Meet the Experts stage is certainly worthwhile. 

Peer-to-Peer Lenders Kuflink are sponsoring this year's Meet the Experts and will be opening up the seminar programme on the day: 


Agenda for 2017


11.40am to 12.00pm        Kuflink – Tarlochan Garcha

“Peer to Peer Lending"

Kuflink, the award-winning Peer-to-Peer company, introduces you to our unique offering.                                   


12.10pm to 12.30pm        British Business Bank – Bernie Skivington

“Working with Intermediaries"

The British Business Bank will give a broad outline of how we work to unlock finance for smaller businesses, specifically with a focus on our Enterprise Finance Guarantee and Enable programmes. For more information on our programmes, please visit 


1.30pm to 1.50pm           My NACFB – Adrian Crowley

“CPD and Beyond"

An interactive session designed to enable you to see how we are continuing to develop your MyNACFB platform to ensure you are kept up to date with latest developments, can study for qualifications, have facts and figures at your fingertips and instantly update yourself on what is going on in your marketplace all at the click of a button. But we don’t just want to talk at you, instead we want to hear your views and would be delighted if you would take this opportunity to tell us what else you would like to see on this, your very own CPD platform, so that we can work together to ensure your MyNACFB provides you with all you need to develop today and in the future. 


2.00pm to 2.20pm           Go Develop – Mark Holden

“Brexit Risks to Development Funding”

With Brexit comes uncertainty as the honeymoon for some and mourning for others passes.
So what are the challenges that face our Industry and property development clients ?
Mark, CEO of Go-Develop and Ultimate Capital and with extensive commercial interests and significant shareholdings across some 20 companies in different finance and property sectors, gives an insight into the impact of Wholesale, Hedge and Private equity funding challenges and the opportunities of a government strategy of turbo charging infrastructure spend as a consequence of Brexit and addressing the 20 year chronic housing shortage, demographic timebomb of aging and downsizers needs, whilst positioning the electorate positively and getting people on the housing ladder and the very positive impact for our Industry if we embrace Brexit.


2.30pm to 2.50pm           Department for International Trade – Patrick McCarron

“Exporting is GREAT"

The UK needs new exporters. They are vital for the success of the economy and boosting exports is crucial to strengthening the UK’s trade performance. The Exporting is GREAT aims to inspire and support more exporters in the UK. This session will introduce you to the campaign, how it can help your customers grow their business and how UK Export Finance supports that growth. 


3.00pm to 3.20pm            Capital Step – Jonathan Schneider

“Royalty Finance - innovative and non–dilutive permanent capital funding"

Capital Step’s non-dilutive, non-control solution provides an innovative permanent capital alternative to SME’s seeking funding of £500k to £5m. The product is specifically designed to be more flexible than debt and cheaper than equity, with revenue-based returns linked to the performance of your business. The Capital Step investment process is quick, transparent and entrepreneur-friendly, with focus on creating long-term shareholder value. 


Programme is subject to change