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In person event…Growing your business: It’s who you know (and what they know)

Wednesday 31 January 2024

09:00-11:30, Bristol

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Growing your business: It’s who you know (and what they know)

Learn how and when to involve professional service advisors in your early-stage company.

Our panel discussion will revolve around how early-stage enterprises can make sure they’re on the right track by seeking timely professional advice from solicitors, accountants and IP attorneys, and why this matters to investors.

The event is aimed at technology focused businesses and will explore how advisors can work with you and your enterprise to protect and leverage your key market differentiators, increasing your value proposition and allowing you to focus where you excel.

Our panellists, experienced in working with early-stage businesses and helping them to navigate the issues they often face, will share real life examples of how advisors do more than just provide a necessary service, why they are considered by many as informal partners or part of the team, and an invaluable source of guidance, connections, and support.

The panel discussion will be chaired by Caroline Day, Partner and UK and European Patent Attorney at HLK. Other panel members include:

  • David Blake, Investment Director at Deepbridge Capital, an early-stage venture capital investor in disruptive technology, life sciences and renewable energy companies
  • Amy Carr, Senior Associate in the Corporate legal team at Burges Salmon
  • Will Rose, Associate Director in the Corporate Finance team at Grant Thornton

After the panel discussion and questions, we hope you can stay for a short spell of networking.

Event details

Date:     Wednesday 31 January 2024
Venue:   Grant Thornton, 2 Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0EL


  • 9:00     Registration, welcome and introductions
  • 9:30      Panel discussion with Q&A
  • 11:00     Networking
  • 11:30     Close

Register your place here!

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