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SYIF to Highlight Investment Success at Roadshows

Published: 4th February 2008

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David Moody, chairman of South Yorkshire Investment Fund, speaking at the previous SYIF roadshow.

The success of business investment in South Yorkshire companies will be showcased at a variety of roadshows across the region.

South Yorkshire Investment Fund (SYIF), which provides investments to help small and medium sized businesses meet the gaps in funding for growth and development, is hosting the events throughout February.

The roadshows will highlight the impact SYIF's £40million investments have made to businesses in South Yorkshire, providing testimonials from clients and a question and answer session.

Tony Goulbourn, Chief Executive of SYIF said: "These events will be similar to our last successful roadshows and will be an opportunity for us to bring everyone up to date with our successes.

"It will also provide a chance to share the future strategy of the Fund in South Yorkshire for 2008 and beyond. This will be crucial to businesses across the region and this event is open to all of them."

The events, which start at 8am with a buffet breakfast, will take place in Barnsley, Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham on:

Roadshow: Date: Location:
Barnsley 20th February 8am - 9.30am Brooklands Hotel (directions)
Sheffield 21st February 8am - 9.30am Holiday Inn, Royal Victoria (directions)
Doncaster 27th February 8am - 9.30am Doncaster Racecourse (directions)
Rotherham 28th February 8am - 9.30am Hellaby Hall (directions)

David Moody, chairman of South Yorkshire Investment Fund, will be speaking at the roadshow in Rotherham.

Anyone wishing to attend any of the roadshows can book their place online or call 01709 386 377.

Editor's Notes

About South Yorkshire Investment Fund

South Yorkshire Investment Fund  provided seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments, ranging from £15k to £2.5m, specifically to help small and medium businesses meet the gaps in funding they need for growth and development.

Created as part of the Objective 1 programme, the Fund is a private and public sector business finance provider. The European Regional Development Fund and Yorkshire Forward are investors in the Fund.

South Yorkshire Investment Fund also provided access to Business Angel investments from the Yorkshire Association of Business Angels and Microloans through BiG Business Loan Fund and Donbac Microloan Fund.

Finance Yorkshire has now taken on responsibility for providing gap finance in Yorkshire and the Humber.

For further details please contact Suzanne Tinkler,  on 0845 649 0000.

South Yorkshire Investment Fund Ltd is a company limited by guarantee (Registered No 3936065). South Yorkshire Investment Fund comprises three sub funds, the South Yorkshire Investment Capital Fund, the South Yorkshire Investment Development Fund, which are each managed by YFM Venture Finance Limited, and the South Yorkshire Investment Small Business Fund, which is managed by Finance South Yorkshire Ltd. YFM Venture Finance Limited (Tel 0113 294 5000) and Finance South Yorkshire Ltd (Tel 01709 386 377) are each authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. South Yorkshire Investment Fund also provides a number of services, which are not regulated by The Financial Services Authority. These include the pilot Seedcorn Fund, BiG Business Loan Fund, Mentorbank and access to the Donbac Microloan Fund. BiG Business Loan Fund is managed by Donbac Ltd (company registration No. 01925556) and Key Fund Yorkshire Ltd (Tel 0114 242 8900).