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Regional heavyweight lawfirm Boyes Turner welcomes former dragon Richard Farleigh to the launch of “Beyond SME: The Early Bird Series”
24 June 2015

On 18th June Boyes Turner welcomed Richard Farleigh to the launch of a new networking group for business leaders in the South East/Thames Valley “Beyond SME: The Early Bird Series”.

As the UK economy continues to recover, Boyes Turner reports seeing renewed energy from clients who are turning their thoughts from survival to growth. These companies – that have, or are about to, break through, the SME threshold – are now thinking “what next?”.

The challenges they are facing are wide ranging and span from how best to use and protect their brands through to the age-old issue of how best to expand. “These challenges are common among many of the organisations that we have helped break through the glass ceiling over the years,” said Claire Rason, Client Development Manager, from Boyes Turner. “Our response is ‘Beyond SME – What next?’ – The Early Bird Series.

Speaking after the event, Andrew Chalkley, Boyes Turner’s CEO, commented: “We are excited to be launching the first in a series of events that aims to bring together senior business leaders in the Region.  We are responding directly to client feedback that they crave more opportunities to meet with likeminded peers and learn from them.”

Richard Farleigh was a superb way to kick off the series.  Richard, one of the UK’s most prolific entrepreneurs and investors, offered his view of what the key elements are to making a business idea a success.

Andrew continues “Richard provided some fascinating insight in to what it takes to turn a good idea into a successful business.  Finding good management was high on his list, but it seemed clear to me that knowledge of how to manage and eliminate risk are also crucial.  This is clearly something that Richard has been able to achieve again and again.”

About Boyes Turner

Boyes Turner is one of the UK’s leading full service regional law firms. Based in the Thames Valley, our lawyers regularly work with many of the world’s largest multinationals as well as successful UK and European businesses.

With 21 Partners, over 70 other lawyers and more than 160 staff, the firm is ranked by both Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500 as one of the UK’s leading regional law firms and a “regional heavyweight”.

About the Beyond SME: the Early Bird Series

This is series of thought provoking talks from well-known business leaders who have successfully developed innovative ways to grow, target new markets and stand out from the crowd. It is designed to provide the opportunity for CEOs, MDs, FDs and other senior executives to discuss the challenges that they are facing and explore their options. 

The Early Bird Series is one of a number of initiatives that Boyes Turner is bringing together under the Beyond SME umbrella.  The next event in the Series is on the 24th September and will focus on how to build a successful brand, with Dan Germain, Group Head of Brand and Creative at Innocent.

For more information about the event please contact Claire Rason, Boyes Turner’s Client Development Manager on 0118 959 7711 or [email protected].

Consistent with our policy when giving comment and advice on a non-specific basis, we cannot assume legal responsibility for the accuracy of any particular statement. In the case of specific problems we recommend that professional advice be sought.

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