Not just a numbers game

At FinanceCamp 2018, we heard from business leaders, financial experts and inspiring companies who have successfully raised finance.

Andrew Mitchell

Chief Executive, North East Fund

Andrew is Chief Executive of the North East Fund and has established a series of innovative investment rounds including the JEREMIE programme, which preceded the current £120m North East Fund. This recently announced investment programme is available to SMEs across Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. With a background working in banking and management consultancy, and as an entrepreneur, Andrew has a unique insight into the funding needs of growing companies.

Mark Carney

Governor, Bank of England (via livestream)

Following the recent announcement that Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, will address delegates attending the Northern Powerhouse Business Summit, part of Great Exhibition of the North, we’re delighted to add that his speech will also be streamed live at FinanceCamp. This is a rare opportunity for North East businesses to have the chance to hear the Governor speak live at two major events in the region. It also builds on our work delivering Entrepreneurs of the North, where Northern businesses pitched to investors at the Bank of England in London.

Oliver Woolley

Co-founder, Envestors Ltd

Oliver Woolley CEO and CoFounder of Envestors Private Investor Network is also a Board Director of UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) and a Member of Court at Imperial College London. Envestors is a network of 3,500 sophisticated investors which has invested over £100m into 200 early stage ventures.  It operates Envestry™ a white-label equity crowdfunding software platform licensed to organisations to manage investments.

Sukh Ryatt

Chief Executive, Oak Intranet

Sukh Ryatt is the CEO of Oak Intranet, an established Gateshead based software company that recently launched a ground-breaking global cloud-based intranet service called Oak. A multi-disciplinarian with nearly 30 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business management Sukh, has led the company through three successful funding rounds to support their ambitious growth plans, and is responsible for setting and implementing the business strategy for this fast-growing organisation.