Financial Planning for SMEs

About This Event

Get advice on building financial resilience during COVID-19.

As you continue to learn how to manage finances for your small business during the pandemic, the ability to effectively plan expenditure and manage cash & liquidity will be critical to achieving sustainable growth post COVID-19.

Why should you join this virtual event?

Packed with helpful insights from industry experts, this one-day virtual workshop will explore financial planning tools to help you adapt to the new economy. Filled with a wealth of knowledge, our speakers from the British Business Bank, Natwest and the Small Business Commissioner will empower you with strategies and tools to help your business become financially resilient in these challenging times. 



What will you learn? 

  • Identifying any gaps in your financial planning
  • Utilising financial statements to help you understand the health of your finances, now and for the future 
  • Uncovering any financial risks that may affect financial resilience to your business 
  • Online tools available to access funding and finance
  • How to tackle late payments
  • Q&A panel with experts from the British Business Bank, Natwest and the Small Business Commissioner


Meet our Speakers

Philip King
Small Business Commissioner

In a career spanning over 40 years, Philip has held senior credit management roles in the high-tech and communication sector and in distribution and retail, which included spells at Olivetti and Vodafone. He was appointed Director General of the ICM in 2005, and later Chief Executive. Philip was behind the Institute’s drive to become a Chartered body (becoming the CICM in 2015). He was appointed to the post of interim Small Business Commissioner in January 2020.

Philip is the author of the Managing Cashflow Guides for government, and the architect of the Prompt Payment Code which the CICM administered on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) until it was transferred to the SBC’s office in March 2020. He has worked closely with successive governments in championing best-practice credit management and supporting small business.

In his time leading the CICM, Philip helped transform the Institute and elevate its profile, keeping professional credit managers in the minds of government and key influencers. He was a board member of the Start-Up Loans Company, the Red Tape Champion for Insolvency and the first ever lay Chair of the Joint Insolvency Committee.


Who is this event for?

If you are a London-based small and medium-sized enterprise, (SME), or an entrepreneur looking to build financial resilience during COVID-19 and beyond, this virtual event is for you. 


This London Business Hub virtual event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund's (ERDF) Hub & Spoke Project; as a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your company's eligibility for the event.

Companies must:

  • Be based in London
  • Be registered in the UK
  • Meets the SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) criteria according to the European SME definition
  • Is not "Undertaking in Difficulty" as of 31 December 2019. Please see the definition here
  • Has not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last 3 fiscal years


What's next?

To secure your place for this free virtual event, simply click the Apply here button on the top of this page. 

Please note, only 30 places are available and the above eligibility criteria applies.

Places are limited to one delegate per company - we highly recommend applying quickly to secure your spot.

Important: If your application is approved, you will be requested to sign an electronic application form to secure your place for this subsidised event.


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About the COVID-19 Business Help Series 

At London Business Hub, we’re here to support you through COVID-19. Our webinar series offers the latest business advice from expert speakers, carefully designed to answer your questions and help London’s
small businesses navigate crucial challenges. No matter what stage your business is at.

Part of the essential resources we have brought together to help and support London businesses and employees, you can keep up to date with the latest developments, information and support here

Click here to view all upcoming COVID-19 Business Help Series webinars.


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