, North West

Accessing Chinese Unsecured Funding & Talents

Organiser: Sensor City Liverpool

Presenters: Ying De Group | Department for International Trade | China-Britain Business Council


Similar to other government schemes operating in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa scheme, launched by the UK Home Office over a decade ago around the time of the financial crisis, was designed to help small businesses grow by not just bringing in unsecured funding from foreign investors, but also their highly valuable skills and business networks.  A minimum of £200,000 in unsecured funding per investor is provided with an exceptional five-year capital repayment holiday.


Ying De is the award-winning industry leader with over 50% market share in China for the government-backed scheme, and has an impressive 80% success rate in the UK Home Office applications.  To date, our innovative service has facilitated the injection of £40 million Chinese funding and talents into 200 UK businesses.


Representatives from Department for International Trade and China-Britain Business Council will also introduce their services in supporting companies with strong interests in the Chinese market at this event.


Who should attend?

This informative event is aimed at SMEs who are looking for both funding and talents to boost their growth, and have existing interests or long-term ambitions for the Chinese market.


Why attend?

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa scheme and the support available from the DIT and CBBC.

This will allow you to determine whether the scheme is right for your business versus other popular fundraising options, and to receive practical advice on how best to take advantage of the Chinese market.



  • 5-5:30pm > Registration and refreshments
  • 5:30-6:30pm > Presentations from Ying De, DIT and CBBC
  • 6:30-7pm > Q&A/Networking






Chris Leung



Date and time
27 September 2018
18:00 - 19:00
Venue Address
Sensor City Liverpool, 31 Russell Street, Liverpool L3 5LJ