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From SME to MSB – exploring the barriers to growth

By Mersey Maritime

Join us to explore the barriers SME’s face with their growth ambitions to become an MSB.

Interactive Workshop
Tuesday 28 June 2016
8.00am – 10.30am
Grant Thornton UK LLP, 4th Floor, Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, L3 1PS

Grant Thornton is delighted to be working in association with The Edge and would like to invite you to join us at an interactive workshop which will focus on the barriers companies face as they scale up to achieve their potential to become a medium size business. Mike Delf, who heads up the North West Business Services Group at Grant Thornton, and has extensive experience in working with companies which are under the audit threshold with their statutory and non-statutory requirements, will lead this engaging and informative session.

Mike will be joined by colleagues on the day to help facilitate the workshop and table discussions: Gaynor Dykes leads Grant Thornton’s Growth Finance team in the North West and assists companies looking to raise up to £5m of finance, Laura Shelton works in our People and Culture team, leading our recruitment programme in the North and Steve Halsall works in our Place Analytics team, which provides incisive intelligence for business leaders, helping them to shape their location strategy and make informed commercial decisions.

During the workshop, you will participate in table discussions and exercises that will enable you to work on your business and reflect, free from the day to day distractions, on the best possible outcomes. The team will provide thought out guidance, advice and insights, whilst you explore one of the below topics:

• access to finance
• winning the talent battle
• finding the right markets for expansion

To reserve your place or or further information please contact. When booking please specifying which of the above discussion topics you would prefer to join:

Charlotte Butcher
Marketing Assistant
For Grant Thornton UK LLP
T: +44 (0)161 212 6312

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Mersey Maritime is the representative body for the Maritime Sector and related industry sectors operating across the Liverpool City Region. We work with businesses of all sizes and in all locations to develop strong, market-responsive supply chains and promote Liverpool’s maritime industry as a world class Centre of Excellence.


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From SME to MSB – exploring the barriers to growth