The pandemic has polarised the performance of businesses, bringing some to a complete halt and sending others into overdrive. But is this growth an encouraging sign for the future or simply a flash in the pan? How will businesses approach their growth objectives as part of the recovery ahead and what funding will be available to help them achieve their objectives?
In the penultimate episode of Uncharted: the road to recovery, our guest panel of experts explore the funding landscape, including the role of traditional lenders in supporting the economy and the rise of alternative lenders as a higher risk source of growth capital for businesses.
Joining Rebecca Burn-Callander on the podcast this week are Dave Atkinson, Head of Region (SME Banking) at Lloyds Bank, and Parminder Basran – Managing Partner at VGC Partners, which specialises in private equity for early-stage businesses. Providing the market overview are Tom Cox and Nick Grainger from FRP’s Debt Advisory team in London.
The pandemic has highlighted the need for long-term thinking and businesses are increasingly looking at those lenders who will provide ‘through the cycle’ support.Dave Atkinson Lloyds Bank