Business at UCLan

Upcoming Events

Breakfast@8 Event

UCLan is running a breakfast@8 event, taking place on Thursday 28 September.

The event will run in Scholars Restaurant, at the rear of Foster Building, at 8am, with a lovely free breakfast.

One subject that stimulates most current debate here in Lancashire Law School are the concerns over where the legal profession is heading. We find ourselves increasingly unsure about the direction of our role in educating future lawyers and other law specialists and are very eager to engage directly with our local stakeholders in determining the needs and wants for the future of legal education.

Whether you are newly qualified or currently studying, came along a very different route to legal practice, a seasoned experienced practitioner who has already witnessed several changes to the route to qualification, a non-lawyer who wants to influence a sound legal education for all, or you have responsibility for recruitment and training within your firm, we very much want to hear from you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Register your intention to attend this free event via Eventbrite or you can also attend on the day.

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs
University of Central Lancashire

Need finance for growth?

Want to understand what venture capital is and how to successfully apply?

Perhaps unsure whether venture capital or business angel finance is right for you?

Led by experienced investors, the University of Central Lancashire’s Investment Readiness programme is designed to demystify the world of equity finance and prepare ambitious businesses with growth potential to apply for much needed investment.

Join us at our group introductory workshop to ensure you are well equipped to clearly present your proposition and demonstrate you have a credible plan to deliver the results that investors are looking for.

Event format

  • An overview of private and institutional investors
  • What investors are looking for and what they are not looking for
  • The venture capital and angel investment process
  • Introduction to due diligence, the term sheet and legal process
  • The importance of your investment pitch
  • Contributions from investors and nationally recognised experts in their fields.

Who should attend

Anyone actively seeking equity investment for their business or wanting to gain an insight into the investment process in preparation for future needs.

Following the introductory workshop, participants have the opportunity to receive one-to-one assistance from experienced investors and attend further specialist workshops.

Purpose of programme

The purpose of the programme is to help businesses prepare themselves for investment from business angels and venture capitalists. This structured programme of investor-led input and investment readiness guidance, takes growth businesses through all aspects of the investment process and helps management build a compelling investment case.

For further information on the programme please call +44 (0)1772 895656 or email

*Eligibility: The event and programme are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and so is only eligible to Lancashire based SME's seeking equity investment into their business.

Upon receiving your Eventbrite booking request, the team will contact you to confirm eligibility and liaise with you about registering for the programme in advance of attending.

Date and time: Thursday 12 October 2017 12 noon – 4.30pm
Location: The Globe Arena, Christie Way, Westgate, Morecambe, LA4 4TB
Book via Eventbrite