Last Friday saw the first LDF Businesses Conference held at the Chester Racecourse. Designed to bring businesses together, we discussed a variety of topics including the economic landscape and the current business outlook, the event also detailed on how LDF could assist businesses by working together and maximising success.
Presentations were delivered Rob Hulse, LDF’s Head of Channel Development and Coenraad Rossow, from LDF’s Business Development team.
Rob gave an overview of the current economic landscape with focus on the key drivers and considerations that businesses could face in the next 12-months, and how such considerations may impact UK businesses (View Rob's Pulse Article).
Coenraad discussed ‘how finance can support business growth’, with access to finance being the main topic in focus. One of the most common issues we see is the fact that business owners still don’t have access to relevant finance solutions and are often unaware of the finance options available to them outside of the banks. (View Coenraad's Pulse Article).
Giving businesses the opportunity to engage and understand more on the issues affecting them is something we are passionate about. Overall, it was a very informative day and it was great to spend time with many business leaders who were open to the benefits of finance, and how LDF can help support with this. Most importantly, we were able to obtain valuable knowledge from attendees – thank you to all that attended; we feel the day was a great success.
Rob Hulse spoke of his delight on the event: "Many of the attendees we talked with felt that the presentation sessions were informative and thought provoking. One attendee specifically made comment that it was incredibly well organised, professional and gave them some great idea’s to take away along with a number of new connections. Personally I can’t wait to build on some of our learning points and ensure our next event is even better!"
Karen Birks, of Ten Ten Systems Limited said: "Many thanks to the LDF team for an informative and enjoyable conference at a great location. The information provided was targeted and interesting and was provided in a relaxed and comfortable way."