WEBINAR: Use of CBILS and how to source the funds
Thursday 14 May, 10:00
Join Steve Waud, CEO of Business Enterprise Fund for a guide to what lenders are looking for in orde to secure a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan.
Business Enterprise Fund (BEF)
Steve set up and has been leading this ‘not for profit distribution’ organisation since its inception in 2004. The BEF Group operates out of 5 offices across the North of England. The group, consists of 5 companies, one of which is its third-party fund management company delivering the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund on behalf of British Business Bank.
Steve has been an advisor to recent governments on community development & Access to Finance for SMEs and has reported to the commission for banking standards & Banking Futures. He has worked with a number of influential bodies on the use of finance to transform communities and was an advisor for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business pilot programme in the UK. He is a past chair & vice chair of Responsible Finance and continues to lobby actively within the sector. He a member of the Ecology Building Society’s board lending committee & holds a non-exec position on a joint venture company with the four largest housing associations in the UK.
He has worked successfully at board level across a variety of sectors ranging from engineering, Plastics, Automotive as well as Brand Marketing. Initially trained as a mechanical engineer, he worked in precision engineering for some 18 years. He is a Barrister, Chartered Banker and Engineer. He has strong financial, banking, legal and technical skills and a good track record of growing and developing businesses