Start up! – Getting Investment Ready, ‘Lean’ Branding, The Investment Deck and Crowdfunding

13th June 2017

Looking for investment / starting up?  This event will take you through routes to finance and government sources of help, the importance of branding and helping you stand out amongst the madding crowd and finally how to approach crowd funding, some important do’s and dont’s.

Join Westminster Business Council for a lively and instructive event on how to bring all these essential details into place for your business breakthrough.



John Mckeown, Director, Rift Group.

RIFT Group has been helping clients get the most from their money since 1999. From claiming tax refunds for individuals and helping small business innovators, to providing legal advice, RIFT combine world-class expertise with inexhaustible passion.

John will be help you navigate the turbulent waters of tax by giving you information and support on:

  • Financial Help for Businesses involved in Innovation
  • UK and European Grants
  • R&D Tax Credits
  • SEIS / EIS
  • Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR)
  • Patent Box – 10% Corporation Tax


Michael Hayes, Director, LUV Group

LUV Group delivers design and digital marketing strategies. LUV Group has a rigorous approach to creating a coherent, brand building marketing strategy that is aimed at increasing sales and creating compelling brand stories.

Mike will provide help you tailor your business pitch deck to get all the investment you need rolling in.


Megan Reynolds, Equity Fundraising Manager, Crowdcube

Crowdcube makes investing accessible, affordable and rewarding by enabling everyday investors to invest alongside professionals and venture capital firms in startups, early and growth stage businesses. Start building an investment portfolio on Crowdcube and own a share in businesses you believe in.

Once your business pitch is perfected and ready to go, it is time to bring in all the investment you need. Megan will tell you all you need to know, the do’s and don’ts of crowdfunding.

Enjoy a great evening of networking with fabulous wine and canapes while you get all the information you need to get your business right!

Venue to be announced shortly.




6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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