Through the previous SFN conferences, we are aware of several sets of discussions which are ongoing and discussions that have already resulted in financial support.
At our conference held at Inmarsat in February 2013, the SFN introduced Tom Walkinshaw, CEO of Alba Orbital, to Neil Rose, writer for the New Scientist, which resulted in the following article.
“The SFN conference was a great experience to meet with leading players in the UK Space Industry such as the Satellite Applications Catapult. We also gained media contacts and exposure via the New Scientist website, which significantly raised our international profile," says Tom Walkinshaw, CEO, Alba Orbital.
In July 2014, members of the SFN assisted iSat Networks in negotiations with a bank. iSat Networks CEO, David Harper, said: "SFN helped iSat through the final closing days of a financial facility which enabled a valuable export contract to be implemented. [SFN] was extremely responsive, and with expert diplomacy, reconciled a solution between the parties within a few days that assured customer satisfaction. A good results for us, for the customer, and UK PLC. Thank you!"
"SFN is an exemplary model of matching disruptive technology with finance. Outstanding."
- Nick Deakin, Chief Executive, Athene Works Ltd
"SFN took the trouble to understand our business and then enabled access to multiple high quality contacts helping us to move forward."
- Nick Stables, CEO, Lime Microsystems