Satellite Finance Network

With you every inch of the way

Finance and regulatory network for the UK space industry

1. The BackonBoard Project

The BackonBoard project seeks to introduce individual members with financial, management, business planning, strategy, technical, risk management or commercial experience to start-ups and SME corporate members which may need additional guidance and advice or are looking for a key individual member to help them grow, raise finance and succeed.

Many of the individual members will have been entrepreneurs themselves or have held senior corporate positions. Some may currently hold senior positions but may also be looking for a non-executive director (NED) role or to be involved in growing a small company. Some individual members may have taken a career break for a number of reasons but are now looking to work with a start-up or small company to offer their valuable commercial, corporate or financial experience.

Each individual member is dedicated to using their expertise for the benefit of encouraging and supporting the growth of members of the UK space industry.

Neither the SFN nor UKspace can offer any recommendations or advice in the selection processes.

There are no charges for these introductions.

Making Connections

Start-ups and SME corporate members

If you are a start-up or SME corporate member and are looking for someone to fill a board position, a NED role or simply require corporate or commercial advice, perhaps before investor presentations - we can put you in touch with the individual members in our BackonBoard project.

You will then be forwarded the CVs of interested BackonBoard members, but we will get corporate members to contact, interview and decide on whether or not to appoint any individual member.

Neither the SFN nor UKspace can offer any recommendations or advice in the selection processes.

There are no charges for these introductions.

Experienced individual members

If you are an individual member looking to apply your expertise to assist and guide start-ups or SME corporate members, or are looking for a NED role, please contact us.

We will inform you when a corporate member is looking for someone to fill a board position, a NED role or is seeking advice. If you are interested, we will then forward your CV to the corporate member. We will not introduce you or share any of your personal information with a corporate member unless we have your express written consent to do so.

We cannot recommend you apply for any particular position, or recommend whether or not to take an appointment, or become involved in discussions as to private terms.

Please contact us for more information:

Joanne Wheeler
SFN,
Chair
joanne.wheeler@satellitefinancenetwork.org
joe.butler@satellitefinancenetwork.org

Penelope Utting
Membership and Communication
UKspace
penelope.utting@ukspace.org