WEBINAR: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
What is the CBILS? It can provide finance of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK experiencing lost or deferred revenues causing disruptions to cashflow. Piers Linney is a non-executive director at the British Business Bank, a Business Leader Awards judge and he was previously also an investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den. He’ll explain how businesses can apply for the Business Loan Interruption Scheme during the Covid-19 crisis and answer any questions that you may have surrounding the scheme.
Non-executive director, British Business Bank
Former Investor on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den
I was born in Stoke-on-Trent, but grew up in a former mill town in Lancashire where I attended the local comprehensive school. My mother is from the Parish of St. Philip in Barbados and came to the UK in the early 1960s and spent her career working for the NHS before retiring and starting her own business. My father is from working class Manchester and was one of the first to earn an academic scholarship to attend Cambridge University in the 1950s.
Although I am often referred to as an entrepreneur and a TV personality following my appearances as an investor on the prime-time BBC show ‘Dragons’ Den’ and the Channel 4 series, ‘The Secret Millionaire’, I have a professional background in law, investment banking and fund management. On Dragons’ Den I invested in the personalised children’s book publisher Wonderbly, which was the #1 fastest growing company in Tech Track 2017.