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Build to Thrive Series – Funding Options to Grow Your Business

October 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Free – £15.00

We are delighted to be partnering with Emma Miller,

Banking Empowerment Partner Royal Bank of Scotland.

When looking to GROW you business you may need capital for various reasons, including:

  • Commercial Property
  • Equipment
  • Marketing
  • Technology
  • Website
  • Training (You and Employees)

During this speakers will cover:

  • Options they can provide
  • Approval Criteria
  • Restrictions

Guest Speakers

Dale Robertson


Dale Robertson is a Lombard Senior Relationship Manager. He has worked with the RBS/NatWest group for over 10 years in a range of customer facing roles supporting businesses from new start to Corporate. Dale will cover a quick guide to asset finance and how this can help your business, the different types of assets that Lombard can finance, how to obtain support for your asset finance requirements.


Greg Zaczek


Greg Zaczek is a Business Relationship Manager based in the Tayside region, representing Royal Bank of Scotland. He has 15 years of banking experience, working closely alongside and supporting businesses from a range of different industries throughout this time. He has extensive knowledge of the bank’s lending proposition and provides a local face to face service where he can be contacted directly.

Greg will be discussing how business funding can be supported through the Royal Bank of Scotland, including the bank’s view on Risk Appetite, Key Drivers of Appetite, Policy and Security



Michelle Shepherd has worked at Business Gateway in various roles for the last 15 years following a background in customer services. During this time Michelle has helped businesses to understand both their growth and financial needs, and with her knowledge on the private & public sector funding landscape, has helped hundreds of businesses to successfully secure the funds required to support their growth ambitions.


Rekha Welsh


Rekha Welsh was appointed as the region’s Loan Officer for DSL Business Finance in December 2016 and supports the delivery of the Scottish Growth Scheme across the North East, Aberdeen and Dundee. This fund provides improved access to finance with very competitive terms, offering loans of up to £25k to start-up and expanding businesses. DSL are also the finance partners for the Digital Development Loan Scheme which allows businesses to apply for loans for digitalisation of their business of up to £100k at 0% over a maximum 5 year period.

Rekha has a vast experience in Business Finance having previously been employed by the RBS for 15 years and will cover off both the Scottish Growth Scheme and the Digital Development Loan Scheme.


Rhonda McFarlane

Rhonda McFarlane is a Strategic Policy and Projects Officer at Angus Council. She manages the Angus Council funding team and her role spans strategically across the council supporting colleagues with project development, funding advice and support as well as providing support and advice to local businesses, community groups, and individuals helping to identify local, national and European funding opportunities. She currently administers 2 European Funded projects for  LEADER and ERDF as well as being a representative of  NESFLAG.

Rhonda is a Crowdfunding Coach and lead for Crowdfund Angus, supporting individuals, groups and organisations to create successful Crowdfunding campaigns to reach their funding goals..



We will utilise breakout rooms and offer a general Q&A session.

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October 8, 2020
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free – £15.00
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