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Speaking at Real Business Funding: Chris Rowlands

Real Business Funding, our first ever event to illuminate the best sources of funding for your business, is only two months away. Meet the entrepreneurs, investors, and experts who will help us shed light on the finance market…

Today’s featured speaker is:


Chris Rowlands


Finance Wales

Speaking at😕

Venture capital and private equity: don’t be afraid

Chris is the author of “The provision of growth capital to UK small and medium sized enterprises”And chairman of the Growth Capital Review. He was recently made a member of the independent task force chaired by Tim Breedon on SME access to debt for the UK government.

Rowlands began his career with Barclays Bank in 1973 and was a director at 3i Investments plcAs managing partner for Asia.

In 2009, the capital expert and former 3i Asia chairman was put in charge of the Growth Capital Review, which aims to identify the need for a taxpayer-funded venture to finance growingcompanies.

He is currently a board member and chairman of the Investment Committee at Finance Wales, member of the Executive Committee at Hermes Private Equity as well as a director of Doncasters Group, Mauser and Dubai International Capital.

Chris Rowlands will be speaking at Real Business Funding,the free conference toilluminate the new, more plural funding environment for growing SMEs. Join us on”March 15, 2013, at the British Library, and join the discussion on Twitter at?#unleashingfinance.


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