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Join David Chick, Unity Trust Bank and Kevin Lloyd-Evans, Big Issue Invest as they discuss the foundations of applying for finance for your social enterprise.  They will also share some of the common mistakes that social enterprises make on applications and explain how you can avoid them. 

David has 40 years in Corporate and Commercial banking, primarily with HSBC and RBS working in London, Cambridge and Birmingham.  David has had a variety of roles in banking including Relationship Management, Credit & Risk and Corporate Finance. In January 2018, David joined Unity Trust Bank as Head of Credit Underwriting.  In 2020, Unity approved 184 loan facilities for socially motivated businesses with a value in excess of £250m.

Kevin has been with Big Issue Invest (BII) since 2014, and Head of Lending since 2019. Prior to joining BII he worked for The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, helping social enterprises raise development finance for growth. Kevin has made over 80 direct investments into social enterprises ranging from loans of £10K to £300K. He holds an MBA from Birmingham City University and BSC from Swansea University.