Rapid Rise, the network for fast growth companies in the Gatwick Diamond

Published: 23 Aug 2016

PwC and Irwin Mitchell are pleased to bring you the next instalment of R2, a series of events designed to support the needs of fast growth businesses - from the South Coast to London.

Our networking events will provide an opportunity for like-minded people to discuss business challenges and hear how others have managed them. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for businesses on a trajectory of rapid growth to gain access to, and hear from, the investment community.

We will be hosting a panel discussion and networking seminar on Thursday 29 September at Irwin Mitchell, Crawley.

We've put together a panel of experts who will share their experiences as entrepreneurs, investors or long-time advisers to the fast-growth community.

Our panel:

Nick Shepheard, technology company advisor and investor.  Nick is a Chairman and Non-exec Director to a number of early stage, fast growth companies. He helps companies develop, enter new markets and grow or exit.

Glen Waters, Director in PwC's Deals practice. Glen has 10 years of deals experience, now specialising in getting fast growing companies ready for and finding funding. He is also a non-exec outside of work, assisting start ups with raising funds.

Leon Deakin, Senior Associate, Irwin Mitchell. Leon heads up Irwin Mitchell's TMT sector and advises a wide range of early stage businesses on employment law issues.

Topics for discussion on Thursday 29 September include:
Funding - what are the options, how best to prepare for it and what's the process?
Strategy for growth - how do you scale up a business successfully?
Contractors or employees - what is the best talent option for your business?

Event Details

29 September 2016


Irwin  Mitchell, Belmont House, Station Way, Crawley, RH10 1JA

To confirm your place at this event please email gatwick.events@uk.pwc.com



About us

Our mission is to help you grow & evolve as a business.
That also means supporting local business growth & providing a united voice in the Gatwick Diamond.
We're aiming for excellence.
Our method is proactive & determined.
Our approach? Personal & engaging.

Get in touch

Tel: 01293 440088

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