IFB2016 Funding Businesses at Every Stage – Launching the Isle of Man £50 million Enterprise Development Scheme

  • June 1, 2016

Date of Event: 24 June 2016

Time of events: 10:00 to 12:00
12.00 to 14:00

Location: Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3

Followed by networking lunch on the Deck, ECL
This lively panel event will discuss and explore the challenges for businesses at different stages of securing funding to grow.

john garland
John Garland, Head of Corporate Financial Services, DED

John is responsible for delivering the Isle of Man’s Corporate Finance and Middle East strategies. John has a particular interest in developing the islands proposition to support entrepreneurs and businesses in sourcing funding at all stages of their growth.

Chair of Panel:ian morley Ian Morley, Wentworth Hall Consulting

Ian is Chairman of Wentworth Hall Consultancy Ltd, Senior Adviser at AllenbridgeEpic Investment Advisers Limited, Director of Regenerative Medical Group Limited, Director of Condor Trade, Special Consultant to the IOM Funds Association, Chairman of MCM UK Limited, Chairman of Eclectica Asset Management, Director of Conister Bank, founding Chairman of AIMA and author of Morley’s Law of Business and Fund Management.

Panel Representatives

david hill

David Hill, Area Director Isle of Man of HSBC Bank

David is a career banker of 32 years experience. He has undertaken a number of senior positions within HSBC covering areas from Branch and Retail to Corporate banking. Prior to moving to the Isle of Man David led the London Corporate business development team and managed the bank’s relationship with a number high profile and listed companies.

Venture Capital:mark borzomato

Mark Borzomato, Investment Director at SPARK Impact

Mark is an Investment Director at Spark, who he joined in 2016. Prior to this, Mark spent the majority of the past decade at Merseyside Special Investment Fund where he was responsible for the firm’s equity investments of upto £2m. An experienced corporate financier and investor, he has also held roles in global industry, regional private equity, and both global and regional professional practice over his career.

Crowdfunding:francesca o'brien

Francesca O’Brien, Head Associate at Syndicate Room

Fran is responsible for management of dealflow and liaison with entrepreneurs. She joined Syndicate Room to immerse herself in the unique challenge (and buzz!) that comes from working at a young, rapidly growing company, within an exciting and disruptive industry.

Angel Investment:simon nicholas

Simon Nicholas, Chairman of Bridge, the Isle of Man Angel Network

Simon is a partner specialising in financial services at KPMG in Isle of Man experienced in audit, corporate finance and transaction services – working with start-up entities in first round fund raise mode to £2.5bn market cap entering into cross border mergers. Simon is also the Chairman of Bridge, the newly formed not for profit Manx
organisation set up to promote entrepreneurship in the Isle of Man and encourage investment into local high growth companies supporting the Enterprise Development Scheme.


This event is also an opportunity to learn more about the Isle of Man’s ground breaking Enterprise Development Scheme that will offer tailored funding options to businesses investing on the Isle of Man.

Who should attend?
Companies and entrepreneurs interested in gaining insight into funding options for business both on and off Island.
Investors keen to source new business ideas and opportunities.

Please RSVP to John Garland by the 22nd June 2016
Please note spaces are limited.