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IED CPD Online: Financial insights for inward investor conversations

06 Dec 2021 - Online via Zoom 2-3.30pm

​Important - this is a series of 3 webinars each running for 90 minutes on the 6-8 December 2021.

Run by the Institute of Economic Development Executive Director, Nigel Wilcock.

Course Overview:

This course introduces you to common financial concepts and language used by investors when making investment decisions. It develops your confidence to ask great financial questions, enabling you to better support your region to match solutions and incentives to attract and retain businesses to your region.

Aim of the course:

By the end of this course you will have an improved understanding of corporate finance terminology and methodologies, including:

  • How finance influences investment decisions;
  • Understand financial jargon and principles of corporate finance;
  • How to demonstrate the financial competitiveness your region to a potential business/investor;
  • Develop your awareness and knowledge of finance methods used by investors to select projects;
  • Key account management and prioritisation using simple financial ratios. The financial insights will help you identify high growth businesses and at risk businesses in your region; and
  • Develop your ability to promote your region as a financially attractive investment location.

Participants should have a basic understanding of how their economic development team supports inwards investment and local businesses whether directly or working with a LEP. Some understanding of how businesses raise finance is beneficial.

This course will be delivered over 3 separate online sessions, taking place on:

6 December 2.00-3.30pm

7 December 2.00-3.30pm

8 December 2.00-3.30pm

The inclusive price (for 3 x 90 minute sessions) is £50 for IED members and £100 for non IED members. There is a minimum number of delegates needed to run this course, if we do not meet this number, we will need to cancel the course and you will be issued with a full refund.

Please note that the webinars will be conducted via Zoom and you will be able to ask live questions via the chat during the course of the sessions.

To purchase your ticket (pay by invoice is possible) please visit our Eventbrite page here.

There is an expectation that delegates will attend all 3 webinars. If you are unable to attend all 3, you can request a recording of the missed webinar, but there will be no discount should you not be able to attend all 3.

Please check that your organisation/device is Zoom enabled before purchasing your ticket.

We will send you a link to the first Zoom webinar a few days before the first session.

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