More than 30 delegates attended a special summit to help make sure small businesses across Shropshire get the funding they need to grow.
The Access to Finance Summit gave advisors and professionals working with businesses the chance to hear about the variety of new funding streams now available to help small firms expand.
It was staged in Telford by the Marches Growth Hub, the one stop shop business support service for the region, as part of its Get Finance initiative.
Paul Kalinauckas, the Marches LEP board member championing Access to Finance, hosted the event, which also heard from Marches LEP director Gill Hamer about its work.
Small business funding expert Norman Price OBE gave a keynote speech detailing some of the new sources of finance available to businesses before a series of presentations from experts on the various alternative finance streams.