Clive Lewis is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant. After qualifying, he held a number of finance roles in business mainly in the electronics sector. His last role was Finance Director of a small quoted public company.
Since Clive joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) he has specialised in the accounting, finance and financial management of start-up and micro businesses. He regularly writes articles for the media as well as giving presentations on topics relevant to small businesses. He is the ICAEW representative on a number of government / business committees as well as on the British Bankers Association Business Finance Roundtable.
Many options of finance
There are 362 finance providers in the UK. So if you are a start-up business which finance provider is right for you? The presentation will consider the key attributes of debt and equity finance, the offer from conventional sources such as banks as well as the more recent providers via the internet, including the new government scheme to make banks offer businesses refused finance to alternative internet platforms.