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How to write a business plan for a new start up

Graham Scott, Shire Insurance and Investment Brokers


The session, developed for those looking to start up a new veterinary practice, will cover the key elements to focus on when writing a business plan to secure finance from a lender. There are many factors to consider: location and competition, premises, equipment and suppliers, staff, marketing as well as the financing of a new venture.

In this session, Graham will focus on what the lender will be looking for and taking delegates through Shire’s business planning template for start ups. All attendees will receive the template at the end of the session.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the key areas a bank will focus on when they receive a new business plan from a vet.
  2. Be clear on common mistakes that are made.
  3. Come away with hints and tips on how to make a great first impression with a lender

Session run time: 1hour

Graham Scott, Shire

Hugely experienced with over forty years in high street banking, Graham joined Shire in 2016. In his last ten years at Lloyds Bank he worked exclusively in the healthcare sector with responsibility for the veterinary sector nationally. An associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Graham has bought his knowledge and experience to Shire and assisted many of our clients to secure the commercial loans they require to start up or expand their veterinary businesses. With a bankers eye for detail combined with an unflappable nature, he has received many glowing testimonials from our clients.

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