PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 01 | START-UP BUSINESS CLUB
THE START-UP BUSINESS CLUB
SPONSORED BY HIGGS & SONS SOLICITORS:
SUPPORTING A NEW GENERATION OF BUSINESS SUCCESS
The Black Country has long been known as an area that drives economic development through business innovation and continues to be a centre for entrepreneurs from all sectors seeking opportunities to develop new and exciting business ideas.
The Chamber is delighted to announce Higgs & Sons as sponsors of the Start-Up Business Club, a firm that has always recognised the need to support new and fledgeling businesses in the region, which is why it was keen to partner the Chamber in its latest initiative supporting start-ups.
“Economic growth is driven by new business and this region has always been a hub for individuals and organisations looking to develop new ideas,” said Kathryn Small, Business Development Director at Higgs & Sons.
“Higgs & Sons is proud to have supported many such organisations as they have taken their first steps on the ladder to success. The Chamber’s Start-Up Business Club is the perfect vehicle for us to be able to continue to do so by working in partnership with a highly regarded regional body in order to provide vital support to new and fledgeling businesses at the earliest stages of their development.”
Figures published this year show that on average, 70 businesses are being created in the UK each hour. However, up to 57% of these will fail in the first five years. Sobering figures certainly, but they may not tell the entire story.
“We know from our own experience that businesses which receive the appropriate level of support from the earliest opportunity are far more likely to survive, and indeed prosper,” states Jamie Partington, a Partner at Higgs renowned Business Services Team.
“Initiatives such as the Start-Up Business Club provide help and support in all these areas and allows business owners to focus on their core offering. Working in partnership with the Chamber, Higgs can offer start-ups tangible support in all aspects of starting, establishing and growing a business so they are given the very best chance of success.”
THE HIGGS TEAM
Jamie Partington: Partner - Corporate
A partner in the Business Services Team, Jamie advises clients across a broad spectrum of corporate matters.
Richard Saxton: Partner - Commercial Property
As a partner in the firm, Richard specialises in a wide range of commercial property matters.
Amy Brokenshire: Associate - Employment
Amy has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of employment law.
Adam Johnson: Associate - Dispute Resolution
Adam is a commercial litigator with extensive experience of prosecuting and defending claims.
The Start-Up Business Club is a place for those taking the first steps at being their own boss or who have been trading less than two years to start right and plan for the future.
The Club delivers a number of events and masterclasses where entrepreneurs and new business owners can meet, network and hear from experienced business people. In addition, the Club provides two years worth of business support from the Chamber and five masterclasses for its members on important topics such as planning, branding, positioning, defining USPs, making tax digital, understanding markets and audiences and goal setting.
To learn more about the Start-Up Business Club and how you can tap into the expertise of our experienced professionals please contact the Chamber’s Start-Up Expert: Alison Trinder.
ALISON TRINDER | EMAIL