CBI @10am

CBI @10am

CBI @10am

11 November 2020


10:00 - 10:45



Access to finance: loans and growth finance

With the coronavirus pandemic having heavily impacted the UK business landscape, and disrupting operations worldwide, many companies are still fighting to survive this crisis, whilst thinking about 'what next?'.

Businesses across England now face a second national lockdown. Join Rain Newton-Smith (Chief Economist, CBI), Stephen Pegge (Managing Director, UK Finance), Lisa Jacobs (UK Managing Director, Funding Circle) and Stephen Welton (Executive Chairman, BGF), to discuss the latest on access to finance issues, including:

  • An update on the coronavirus loans schemes, such as the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), and the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), as well as the latest extension and plans for repayments and top-ups
  • The latest challenges facing SMEs, and how you can plan your financial needs in the months ahead
  • The latest on growth finance and the options available to growth businesses, as well as what the UK needs going forward


  • Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, CBI
  • Stephen Pegge, Managing Director, UK Finance
  • Lisa Jacobs, UK Managing Director, Funding Circle
  • Stephen Welton, Executive Chairman, BGF
  • Ceri Thomas, Editor and Partner, Tortoise Media (Chair)

Replacing the Daily Coronavirus Webinars, our new bi-weekly broadcast, CBI @10am will help support you through the next phase, giving you expert insight and intelligence to continue adapting, and providing the guidance you need to restart and boost your business, and build resilience for the new normal.

Webinar recordings are made available on the same day of broadcast between 16:00 and 17:00. If you have signed up for the webinar, you will be sent a follow-up email with a link to the recording. You can also access all previous recordings on the CBI website.

Get in touch

Anne Cullom

Anne Cullom

Events Manager - East of England