Turn it off and on again: our free advice to Welsh start-ups

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Blake Morgan’s Technology team in Wales has partnered with Caerphilly-based innovation centre Welsh ICE to provide drop-in ‘surgeries’ for local start-ups.

The scheme, which is also supported by other local businesses such as Broomfield & Alexander and Lloyds, is intended to provide local business owners and entrepreneurs with free drop-in sessions on a wide range of topics from tax to data protection. All sessions will take place at the Welsh ICE offices in Caerphilly. Luke Russell and Stacey Jeffreys from our Cardiff office will be holding their session on September 17.The focus of this will be on protection of intellectual property rights, drafting and negotiating contracts with customers and suppliers, and company issues such as advice on setting up companies, directors’ duties and shareholder agreements.

Stacey Jeffreys described the scheme as “a fantastic opportunity for young businesses to gain invaluable knowledge on how businesses operate and what to watch out for in the early stages.”

She added: “It’s also a great chance for Blake Morgan to play a part in the further development of the community and Welsh businesses as a whole.”

Since its 2012 launch, the Welsh ICE business incubator now has over 250 entrepreneurs and employees operating in-house and has provided support to more than 160 start-ups. If you want to find out more about the Welsh ICE and the work they do, head to their website by clicking here.