The British Business Bank has been announced as an official sponsor of the Kent and Medway Business Summit 2021.
Working with 130 partners, the British Business Bank has helped to make 1,410,037 government-guaranteed loans worth £61.9bn to support business cash flow during the Covid-19 crisis. This includes 1,336,320 Bounce Back Loans worth £40.2 billion, 73,094 loans worth £17.2 billion through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and 623 loans worth £4.6 billion through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.
The bank’s work is specifically targeted at smaller businesses that are start-ups, high growth, or simply viable but underfunded.
Susan Elliott, Senior Manager, South East Region, British Business Bank, said: “The British Business Bank is delighted to be sponsoring the Kent & Medway Business Summit, 2021. Businesses across the South East have faced huge challenges over the last year. This summit provides positive action in helping the business community across Kent & Medway to tackle the short and long-term priorities which will help kick-start the region’s economic recovery.”
Taking place on Friday 15 January 2021, the Summit will bring together more than 400 businesses, decision-makers and academics.
Using the cutting-edge virtual conference platform, Remo, the Summit will have key updates from experts from the Bank of England, business with regards to Europe and changes to the business landscape in the context of Covid-19.
In collaborative workshops, businesses can have their say on topics including productivity, skills, infrastructure and placemaking.
There will be a chance for businesses to network and share experiences in a summit like no other before.
Tickets for the Kent and Medway Business Summit cost £10, places are strictly limited to 400.