Liquid founder and Marketing Director, Lisa Kendrick, has been booked as keynote speaker at the upcoming Connect Yorkshire event, ‘Aspire to Inspire’. The event, to be held in Leeds on Wednesday 26th May, will give an insight into The Aspire Fund, a government backed investment fund which supports women-led businesses.

The event is FREE to attend and is an excellent opportunity to network and learn more about The Aspire Fund. Booking details and event information can be found below.

Aspire to Inspire

Date:                                    Wednesday 26th May 2010

Time:                                    2.30pm registration to 5.15pm close

Location:                             DLA Piper, Princess Square, Leeds, LS1 4BY

Did you know that there is a growth capital fund able to support women-led businesses within a wide range of business sectors? Many women led businesses could benefit from external capital to finance their growth and should not be deterred from raising capital from outside investors to do so.

The Aspire Fund was established with the objective of increasing the number of successful women led businesses in the UK. The Fund is able to make equity investments of between £100k and £1m, on a co-investment basis, in order to strengthen business growth.

A key element of the fund will be to seek to improve the linkage between those providing funding and those providing investment readiness support; which is where Connect Yorkshire fits in.

Connect Yorkshire is working with The Aspire Fund Manager, Capital for Enterprise Ltd, and UK Resource Centre for Women to promote the fund amongst female entrepreneurs in the region.

Guests who attend this event will hear from inspiring speakers including representatives from The Aspire Fund, North Star Equity and a special guest speaker. There will be a chance for you to ask questions and network over afternoon tea.

This is an interactive seminar presented by four keynote speakers, to promote understanding of equity funding and in particular the Aspire Fund to women led businesses in Yorkshire.

There will also be an opportunity to network over refreshments.

Speaker: Listen to Lisa Kendrick’s inspiring story about building a business and of how Liquid Accounts, specialists in on-line accounting systems, has recently won backing from the UK government Aspire Fund, in a funding round totaling £770,000.

For more information about the event from Connect Yorkshire, visit their website. To learn more about The Aspire Fund and how they help women-led businesses, click here. Also, for more information about Liquid’s upcoming events, visit our regularly updated Latest News section via our website or Twitter.