Irwin Mitchell Announces Partnership With Connect Gazelles

23rd February 2016

Law Firm Committed To Supporting Entrepreneurs The Sheffield office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has announced a new partnership with Connect Gazelles in the South Yorkshire region.

Connect Gazelles is part of Connect Yorkshire and is a specialist membership organisation dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in order so that they can grow their business. Benefits of being a member of Connect Gazelles include having access to its wide range of 'Entrepreneurs in Residence' who deliver regular masterclasses, take part in panel debates and provide mentoring. Entrepreneurs in residence at Connect Gazelles include David Richards, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Wandisco plc , Lee Strafford from Sheffield based Internet provider PlusNet and Chris Rea, the Managing Director of AESSEAL. Irwin Mitchell will join existing commercial partners HSBC and PWC. Representatives from the leading law firm will attend and speak at events during the year. Specialist lawyers will also provide mentoring and legal advice on a range of issues. Andrea Cropley, Corporate partner at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield said: "Irwin Mitchell is a firm which is supportive of entrepreneurial individuals and businesses and Connect Gazelles is an organisation which we were keen to support and get involved with. They have an excellent panel of entrepreneurs who are able to pass on valuable insight and we look forward to working with them and supplementing the range of expertise and support that is available to members. Nick Butler, Chief Executive Officer at Connect Yorkshire and Connect Gazelles, said: "We are delighted to welcome Irwin Mitchell as the Legal Partner of the Connect Gazelles in South Yorkshire and we are looking forward to working with them for the benefit of our members. During the next few months our members will get the benefit from talks from the team at Irwin Mitchell on such diverse subjects as 'Cyber Security' and ' Law and Incentive Arrangements' - and all this free of charge for our members." Last year, Irwin Mitchell also demonstrated its commitment to supporting entrepreneurs by sponsoring the Made Festival. In addition to providing financial backing for the national event, it also held a free fringe event on the issue of accessing finance.

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