About this event
This workshop is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Join us to discover key ways to boost your profitability and the value of your business as well as the typical methods of selling it.
This event will help ambitious, innovative businesses understand how they can become more successful, faster.
Join us to discover key ways to boost the profitability and value of your business as well as the typical methods of selling it.
Who should attend this workshop?
Please note that this workshop is open to trading SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Businesses located outside of this area will be unable to attend and instead directed to alternative support.
What will we cover?
- Why having good management information regarding the performance of your business is essential – and how you can obtain this valuable information.
- How HMRC backed tax reliefs that reward innovative businesses can reduce your tax bills or produce tax repayments.
- How intellectual property can protect and boost the performance, brand and value of your business.
- The various options available when looking to sell your business – Employee Ownership Trusts, trade sales and Management Buyouts.
- 9:30am – 9:45am – Registration and Networking
- 9:45am – 10:00am – Introduction to D2N2 Growth Hub
- 10:00am – 11:00am – Presentations
- 11:00am – 12:30pm – Q&A and Networking
Who’ll be presenting this workshop?
Alicia has over 10 years experience working in accounts, having joined Shorts as a Management Accountant. Her role quickly expanded into training and implementation of Xero and add-on software for our clients.
Alicia is now Shorts’ Client FD / Digital Improvement Lead and a Xero Specialist, passionate about making our clients’ business processes more efficient and streamlined, using her extensive experience of cloud-based accounting software.
Matt is R&D Tax Manager at Shorts, with over 10 years of experience in R&D Consultancy and Innovation Portfolio Management roles.
Matt has extensive experience of R&D Tax Relief and Patent Box Tax Relief, supporting innovative UK businesses across a wide range of sectors. Allowing companies to better understand R&D Tax Credit Legislation, how they may utilise R&D and Patent Box Tax Relief, and supporting them in the development of both technical and financial claim submissions against their Research and Development activities.
IP Lawyer, Shakespeare Martineau
Kerry is a solicitor specialising in Intellectual Property. Her IP expertise centres around contentious IP disputes relating to patents, trade marks, passing off, design rights, copyright and confidential information.
Kerry has experience of issues ranging from, complex disputes involving ownership of copyright subsisting in software code, rights in databases (including copyright, database right and confidential information) to experience of non-contentious IP, including drafting collaboration agreements, IP licences and assignments, advising clients in relation to confidentiality agreements and advising on IP aspects of corporate transactions.
Kerry is also experienced in drafting and advising on IT contracts; including drafting/reviewing supply agreements for telecoms re-sellers, software development agreements and Software as a Service (SaaS).
Corporate Finance, Shorts
With over 10 years experience in practice, Martin has significant Corporate Finance experience having been involved in disposals to both trade buyers and via Employee Ownership Trusts, acquisitions, Management Buy Outs/Ins, Financial Due Diligence, valuations, business plans and forecasting.
Martin forms a key part of Shorts’ award-winning Corporate Finance team, taking a lead role in client projects alongside the Corporate Finance Partner and Corporate Finance Director.
Martin was shortlisted for Emerging Dealmaker of the Year at the Insider Dealmaker Awards 2021
ERDF – SME Enrolment Form
Having booked onto this event you will be required to complete an SME Enrolment form via our online portal if you have not already done so. We require this form to be completed as part of the eligibility requirements of our ERDF funding.
The form must be completed in full prior to your attendance at this event. The form only needs to be completed once, after this you will be able to access multiple Growth Hub events and adviser support. Further information will be provided directly after your registration is received.