Focus on alternative funding for business at Wiltshire seminar

By Anita Jaynes on 14 September, 2015

The spotlight will be turned on alternative sources of funding for businesses at a breakfast seminar to be staged next month by Wiltshire financial planners Hartsfield.

With banks still reticent about lending, the message from the experts at Hartsfield Financial Planning is that other investment opportunities are available.

The free breakfast event on October 14 will be held at Hartsfield’s headquarters, based in the former stately home of Hartham Park in Corsham. It is aimed at business owners looking for investment, and also accountants and business advisers whose clients are seeking information on alternative funding sources.

Julian Puddy, Business Development Director for Hartsfield Financial Services, will give a talk on how company owners and directors can self-invest by using their pension funds.

“We have many clients who take advantage of alternative funding, either because they’ve tried the banks and been turned down, or because they weren’t happy with the terms the banks asked for.

“Using pensions to self-fund is a tried and tested approach, which not only provides the funding a business needs but has the added advantage of growing a pension fund at the same time.”

There will also be presentations from Adam Newman, of Archover, on a unique form of invoice discounting, and from David Culverhouse, of Credit 4 Finance, on bridging loans.

The event runs from 8 to 9.30am and includes breakfast and an opportunity to network. It is free, but pre-booking is essential. To book visit or for more information call the Hartsfield team on 0845 880 2465.

Pictured above: Julian Puddy, Business Development Director for Hartsfield Financial Services