Business Finance – the basics

Are you a Welsh Life Science or ICT start-up or SME? The Welsh Node of the Cisco National Virtual Incubator (NVI) – a ground breaking UK-wide virtual network based at the eHealth Industries Innovation Centre (ehi2), Swansea University, is running a free mentor session that can help you manage your business finance.

Business Finance – the basics aims to help you manage your business finance to ensure that your business grows and succeeds.

Title: Business Finance – the basics

Speaker: Alison Vickers, Partner at Bevan & Buckland Chartered Accountants

Date: Thursday, 27 March 2014

Time: 12pm – 1.15pm

Venue: NHS Laboratory, Floor 1, ILS 2, Swansea University

Admission: Free of charge, but booking for this event is essential as spaces are limited. Free buffet lunch provided.  _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Alison Vickers, Partner at Bevan & Buckland Chartered Accountants, will lead the mentor session and explain the basics of:

  • Understanding accounts
  • Setting financial goals
  • Cash flow and working capital
  • Profitability
  • Gearing and liquidity

Understanding these business finance basics will help you run your business well, whether you’re looking to start your own business or are already trading. This free mentor session will provide you with tips and advice on understanding one of the most important aspects of running your own business.


12.00pm: Arrival, networking and buffet lunch

12.30pm: Managing your business finance – the basics

1.00pm: Opportunity to ask questions

1.15pm: Mentor session concludes

Booking is essential. Click here to register your details:

If you are a start-up or SME in Mid, West or North Wales you will have the opportunity to view the event on live stream. To register for live stream, please email your request to: or call 01792 295627.

This free mentor event is being organised by NVI Wales and is being delivered by Bevan & Buckland Chartered Accountants. 


The Cisco National Virtual Incubator (NVI).  The Cisco National Virtual Incubator (NVI) network is a flagship initiative of Cisco’s British Innovation Gateway (BIG) programme. NVI is a programme that spans across UK through a series of communication points, known as Nodes, which connect research clusters, higher education establishments and science parks over the academic JANET(UK) network.

The purpose of the NVI is to bring organisations together in collaboration to boost levels of UK research, innovation and economic growth through the network. The network will enable members to pool resources, share ideas and develop business partnerships. For more information visit

NVI Wales.  The Welsh NIV Node, in partnership Cisco and the Welsh Government is based at ehi2, ILS2, Swansea University and has joined as a specialist communication point, supporting the Life Science/ICT sectors.  For more information visit