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Posted by Barry Millar

HSBC - Area Director

Wed 09th, Dec

This year, at our Annual Dinner 2015 we saw nearly 600 business leaders join us to #ThinkCreateDo, a testament to the very basics of business prowess. We caught up with Barry Millar, Area Director at HBSC, our Headline sponsors.  

What made you THINK to sponsor the Annual Dinner and what did you most look forward to?

The Annual Dinner is a fantastic showcase of all the business activity that is taking place right here in Liverpool. This year’s award categories, Reach, Aspire & Strive attracted nominations from a diverse set of local businesses, and I personally enjoy seeing these businesses receive recognition for all of their hard work and dynamism. Moreover, the event is attended by key business influencers, with a clear focus on how that population can assist the economy by supporting local businesses. This is very much in line with HSBC's own goals both locally and nationally.

What has HSBC CREATED this year? 

We continue to create stronger, more valuable relationships with our customers by understanding their needs, helping them to expand and source new customers, and connecting them with other businesses that can provide valuable opportunities. This year, we also launched an £8 billion SME fund, to ensure we get the funding small businesses need to grow and thrive.

What are HSBC currently DOING with businesses in Liverpool?

We have a local SME fund for Liverpool businesses worth £150 million- although this is by no means a limit. If local businesses need more, we will make more funding available. We also ran a special promotion this summer to make borrowing cheaper and easier - we waived arrangement and HSBC security fees on qualifying loans. In September, we have introduced business owners to their own business coach to help them with the leadership of their businesses. We plan to roll out other innovations as well which will make business banking easier for small businesses.

 

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