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Steve Purdham
Jennie Johnson
Julie Meyer
Richard O'Sullivan
Michael Oliver
Brian Hay
Jeremy Roberts
Debbie Pierce
Tony Caldeira
Charlie Mullins
Laura Tenison
David Pollock

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To our clients, we`re not just lawyers. We don`t work for our clients. We work with them. Our personal, no nonsense approach means we help them to achieve their business objectives effectively, on time and on budget. Gorvins guide entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes through the legal and regulatory maze.

We’re a modern, progressive international law firm. We’re driven by new ideas; we’re excited by new approaches; and we’re also refreshingly down-to-earth. We work together with both our clients and our colleagues to challenge industry norms. To help us do that, we’ve developed a collaborative culture where everyone’s ideas and innovations are valued.

Cobbetts LLP is firmly established as one of the UK`s leading law firms with a market ranking well inside the top 50.Serving key plc and institutional clients and regional mid market owner managed businesses in the key cities of Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester, Cobbetts also has a corporate finance practice in London that focuses on public markets, M&A and private equity work.

For quality, professional legal advice, you can depend upon Brabners Chaffe Street. With offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston, our award-winning team of lawyers offers expertise to clients in the following areas: corporate; commercial property; employment; commercial litigation; private client and sports law Contact: Tony Harper

Atteys Solicitors are a multi-award winning firm with a deep history in South Yorkshire. The practice in its current form was established after several mergers and acquisitions, the most recent acquisition being that of the Sheffield firm Taylors, which now trades as Atteys with Taylors.

AWARD winning Pierce, the East Lancashire-based accountancy and business advisory group, has been helping businesses realise their ambitions since 1929. Today, the group is one of the most respected in the region, providing advice to clients across the north west from owner-managed businesses to large private companies.

Myers Lister Price is forward-thinking, creative and innovative in its approach. We believe in listening, looking at the bigger picture, planning what you actually need and driving the deal and solutions forward. We provide a full range of business services - company commercial; commercial property, commercial dispute resolution; employment and business advice.

Summ.IT is a firm of Chartered Accountants and IT specialists concerned with helping our clients maximise their profits and through delegation of the finance function to allow them to focus on their core business. We aim to deliver improved profitability into your business through


Martin & Co is unique in the North West of England, being the only firm of solicitors to practice exclusively in the field of employment law.

This enables us to be at the cutting edge of developments in this complex area of law, whilst our compact size allows us to provide our services at rates which the more traditional, full service law firms cannot compete with.

Pannone LLP is a full service law firm with clients split almost equally between businesses and private individuals. With roots that can be traced back as far as 1852, the firm now has 380 solicitors, 92 partners and a total staff of 780 who all work within specialist teams focusing on the niche work carried out by their department.

Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

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  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

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David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.