Funding Advice for Businesses at Next Week's Peterborough Business Lunch
Richard Jones, Pilot Fish

Richard Jones will advise businesses to plan ahead, be bold and not take no for an answer

Peterborough businesses will discover where they can turn to funding when the High Street banks say no at a business lunch taking place in the city next week.

The event, organised by Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, will provide free advice to businesses that may be looking for alternative funding sources to realise their growth plans, develop new products or implement turnaround strategies.

The guest speaker will be Richard Jones, Managing Director at Bourne-based Pilot Fish. An experienced finance director and fully qualified accountant, Richard will be helping local businesses understand the routes available to finance new projects and large-scale redevelopments.

Speaking ahead of the event Richard said:

“Having worked in both the private sector and more recently for a number of social enterprises and co-operatives, I am looking for to sharing my experience as a finance director to help local companies find the finance for growth. My advice to businesses is always the same – plan ahead, be bold and don’t take no for an answer!”

The lunchtime event will also give businesses the opportunity to raise their own profile during a safari networking session, where delegates become more familiar with what other companies are offering and increase their own network of business contacts.

Peterborough Business Lunch: Raising Finance

Thursday 11 September 2014, 11.45am-2.00pm

The Bull Hotel, Peterborough, PE1 1RB

Cost: £15.00 (plus VAT) Chamber members, £22.50 (plus VAT) non-Chamber members. To find out more call Karen Dawson on 01223 237414 or visit