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10-11 SEPTEMBER 2020
DIGITAL EVENT
AGENDA
HIGH GROWTH NATIONWIDE

Across two-days of digital discussions and presentations, High Growth Nationwide will provide unrivalled insight on how growth businesses and growth capital investors can respond post-COVID-19. Hear intelligence from GPs, advisers, entrepreneurs, politicians, policy makers and other industry authorities.

There will be a range of discussions focused on specific themes focused on growth that apply nationwide, as well as special sessions dedicated to local ecosystems.

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DAY 1 - 10 Sept 2020
DAY 2 - 11 Sept 2020
AGENDA / DAY 1
Full agenda and speaker lineup coming soon
10 SEPTEMBER 2020 / VIEW PDF AGENDA
09:00

WELCOME

MICHAEL MOORE
DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA


09:10

WHAT NEXT FOR THE UK’S GROWTH COMPANIES?

Panel discussion

Moderated by DARREN HART
HEAD OF GROWTH CAPITAL, SANTANDER CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL BANKING

AMY CROFTON
SENIOR INVESTMENT MANAGER, FORESIGHT

NICKI BOYD
PARTNER, APIARY CAPITAL

PETER McDERMOTT
FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, YOUGARDEN


09:30

GUEST SPEAKER

GAVIN WINBANKS
DIRECTOR, CAPITAL INVESTMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP, DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE (DIT)

Interviewed by MICHAEL MOORE
DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA


09:40

INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE

IAN CONNATTY
MANAGING DIRECTOR – FUNDS, BRITISH PATIENT CAPITAL

Interviewed by GURPREET MANKU
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA


09:55

BREAK

10:00

SUPPORTING BUSINESSES AFTER THE CRISIS

Panel discussion

Moderated by MALCOLM MACDOUGALL
PARTNER, STEPHENSON HARWOOD

ANDY GREGORY
HEAD OF INVESTMENTS, BGF

HENRY SALLITT
CO-MANAGING PARTNER, FPE CAPITAL

ALPESH UNALKAT
CEO, AURA FUTURES


10:20

BUILDING BACK BETTER: ESG AND GROWTH BUSINESSES

Panel discussion

Moderated by LEON DE BONO
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA

RAISSA DE HAAS
CO-FOUNDER, DOUBLE DUTCH

GEORGE POTTS
DIRECTOR, NORTHEDGE CAPITAL

EMMA THORNE
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH FUNDS, BRIDGES FUND MANAGEMENT


10:40

STATE OF THE NATION: NORTHERN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND

Presentation

HENRY WHORWOOD
HEAD OF RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY, BEAUHURST


10:50

BREAK

+ STREAM 1

NATIONWIDE FOCUS: NORTHERN ENGLAND

+ THE ENTREPRENEURS VIEW: BUSINESS DURING COVID

SOPHIE LAWLER
CEO, TOTAL FITNESS

+ BUSINESS IN NORTHERN ENGLAND

Panel discussion

Moderated by GURPREET MANKU
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA

BETH HOUGHTON
PARTNER, PALATINE PRIVATE EQUITY

SOPHIE LAWLER
CEO, TOTAL FITNESS

RICHARD MUCKLE
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR, AUGUST EQUITY

+ CLOSING REMARKS

GURPREET MANKU
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA


+ STREAM 2

NATIONWIDE FOCUS: SCOTLAND

+ PRESENTATION

KATE FORBES MSP
CABINET SECRETARY FOR FINANCE, SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

+ ENTREPRENEUR’S EXPERIENCE SINCE THE CRISIS

MYLES STEPHENSON
CEO, MODULR

Interviewed by MIKE REID
MANAGING PARTNER, FROG CAPITAL

+ BUSINESS IN SCOTLAND

Panel discussion

Moderated by MIKE REID
MANAGING PARTNER, FROG CAPITAL

SIR TOM HUNTER
FOUNDER, WEST COAST CAPITAL

MARIKA SVARDSTROM
HEAD OF VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTING, L&G CAPITAL

+ CLOSING REMARKS

MICHAEL MOORE
DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA


+ STREAM 3

NATIONWIDE FOCUS: NORTHERN IRELAND

+ ENTREPRENEUR’S EXPERIENCE SINCE THE CRISIS

JIM DARRAGH
CEO, TOTALMOBILE

+ BUSINESS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Panel discussion

Moderated by LEON DE BONO
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA

DAVID ATKINSON
SENIOR INVESTMENT MANAGER, PANORAMIC GROWTH EQUITY

JIM DARRAGH
CEO, TOTALMOBILE

GEMMA HAMILTON
INVESTOR, BGF

+ CLOSING REMARKS

LEON DE BONO
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA


AGENDA / DAY 2
Full agenda and speaker lineup coming soon
11 SEPTEMBER 2020 / VIEW PDF AGENDA
09:00

WELCOME

AMY ABBOTT
DIRECTOR, EVENTS & TRAINING, BVCA


09:10

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION POST COVID-19

RACHAEL HOLTZBERG
DIGITAL OPERATIONS PARTNER, TDR CAPITAL


09:20

INTERNATIONALISING BUSINESSES: WHAT’S CHANGED?

Panel discussion

Moderated by DANIEL GLAZER
PARTNER, WILSON SONSINI

ALEXIS ALEXANDER
GENERAL COUNSEL, LIBERIS

ITXASO DEL PALACIO
PARTNER, NOTION CAPITAL

LAURENCE GARRETT
PARTNER, HIGHLAND EUROPE


09:40

PURSUING GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES AFTER BREXIT

Panel discussion

Moderated by GURPREET MANKU
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA

SEAN LONGSDALE
MANAGING DIRECTOR – STRUCTURED FINANCE, SANTANDER CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL BANKING

FIDEL MANOLOPOULOS
PRINCIPAL, HERMES GPE

PHILIP RYCROFT
FORMER PERMANENT SECRETARY AT THE DEPARTMENT FOR EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION


10:00

INVESTING OUTSIDE OF LONDON IN A POST COVID-19 WORLD

Panel discussion

Moderated by KEN COOPER
MANAGING DIRECTOR, VENTURE SOLUTIONS, BRITISH BUSINESS BANK

RYAN BEVINGTON
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR, MAVEN

KATE RONAYNE
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR, LONGWALL VENTURES

JULIAN VIGGARS
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, MERCIA ASSET MANAGEMENT


10:20

BREAK

10:25

YOUR TALENT POOL: WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE?

Panel discussion

Moderated by LEON DE BONO
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA

HAZEL CAMERON
HEAD OF NETWORK, GROWTH CAPITAL PARTNERS

CORDELIA DOLAN
HEAD OF TALENT, INFLEXION

SARAH HUNT
CEO AND FOUNDER, EQUITYFD

ANDY WATTS
TALENT NETWORK, BGF


10:45

STATE OF THE NATION: MIDLANDS, SOUTH WEST & WALES AND SOUTH EAST

HENRY WHORWOOD
HEAD OF RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY, BEAUHURST


10:55

BREAK

+ STREAM 4

NATIONWIDE FOCUS: MIDLANDS

+ ENTREPRENEUR’S EXPERIENCE SINCE THE CRISIS

DAVE CARRUTHERS
FOUNDER & CEO, VOXPOPME

+ BUSINESS IN MIDLANDS

Panel discussion

Moderated by JAYNE MOULD
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND HEAD OF FINANCE, BVCA

DAVE CARRUTHERS
FOUNDER & CEO, VOXPOPME

SANDY REID
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR, MERCIA ASSET MANAGEMENT

GURINDER SUNNER
INVESTOR & HEAD OF MIDLANDS INVESTMENT TEAM, BGF

+ CLOSING REMARKS

JAYNE MOULD
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND HEAD OF FINANCE, BVCA


+ STREAM 5

NATIONWIDE FOCUS: SOUTH WEST AND WALES

+ FIRESIDE CHAT

KEN SKATES MS
MINISTER FOR ECONOMY, TRANSPORT AND NORTH WALES

+ ENTREPRENEUR’S EXPERIENCE SINCE THE CRISIS

GARETH LEWIS
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, DELIO

+ BUSINESS IN SOUTH WEST AND WALES

Panel discussion

Moderated by AMY ABBOTT
DIRECTOR, EVENTS & TRAINING, BVCA

MELANIE GOWARD
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR, MAVEN CAPITAL PARTNERS

GARETH LEWIS
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, DELIO

NINA SEARLE
PARTNER, TLT

+ CLOSING REMARKS

AMY ABBOTT
DIRECTOR, EVENTS & TRAINING, BVCA


+ STREAM 6

NATIONWIDE FOCUS: SOUTH EAST

+ ENTREPRENEUR’S EXPERIENCE SINCE THE CRISIS

ALPESH UNALKAT
CEO, AURA FUTURES

+ THE SOUTH EAST AND THE FUTURE OF THE WORKPLACE

Panel discussion

Moderated by LEON DE BONO
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA

DAVID MOTT
FOUNDER PARTNER, OXFORD CAPITAL, AND CHAIR OF THE BVCA VENTURE CAPITAL COMMITTEE

PHILIP NEWBOROUGH
CO-CEO, BRIDGES FUND MANAGEMENT

ALPESH UNALKAT
CEO, AURA FUTURES

+ CLOSING REMARKS

LEON DE BONO
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL, BVCA