Getting your tech business investment ready

Hosted by Berwins Digital

Whether you’re a start-up, scale up or established business, looking as attractive as possible to an investor is vital.


That’s why Berwins Digital and Garbutt + Elliott have teamed up to discuss the essential steps emerging entrepreneurs, intrepid innovators or future focused founders need to take to secure investment.

Join leading commercial advisors, Paul Berwin (Berwins Digital), Simon Palmer (Garbutt + Elliott) and Oliver King (Berwins Digital) as they explore the steps you need to take from business planning to contracts; share options and agreements to data protection processes.

This will be a hybrid event, taking place in-person and online – please select the appropriate ticket option. For those joining the speakers in central Leeds light refreshments will be available from 8.30am before the presentation starts at 9am. The presentation will be streamed live online from 9am.


Exploring the legal necessities, Berwins Digital will cover:

• Contracts – are they in place, signed and up to date?
• Revenue recognition in contracts
• Employment contracts and service agreements for key people
• IP and why having it correctly licensed and in the right hands matters
• Shareholdings and registers right
• Data protection processes in place
• Readiness for legal due diligence


Looking at financial considerations, Garbutt + Elliott to cover:

• Business Plans
• Making your accounting information look the best it can
• Employees-service contracts
• EMI Share options
• R+D Tax Credits




Paul Berwin is one of the leading experts in digital law in the north of England. Paul has over 30 years’ experience supporting tech businesses with expert legal advice. He is Head of Digital Law at Berwins Digital.

Simon Palmer – Engagement Partner at Garbutt + Elliott – supports businesses to grow by providing first class accounting, tax, finance and business advisory support.

Oliver King is a Senior Associate in Berwins Digital’s corporate team and specialises in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, along with corporate reorganisations, complex shareholding structures and banking and finance.



About Berwins Digital

Berwins Digital is a specialist law firm for digital businesses. Based at Platform, in the heart of the Leeds tech community, the expert team caters for the full business lifecycle of tech companies – start up, scaleup and established business. The expert legal team supports clients based not only in Yorkshire, but across the UK and internationally, with clients the US, Europe and Australasia.

About Garbutt + Elliott

Garbutt + Elliott is one of Yorkshire’s larger independent chartered accountants, auditors and advisors. The firm provides a full range of specialist services with experienced expert advisors covering a wide spectrum of sectors. Harvesting a positive culture, Garbutt + Elliott constantly aims to deliver exceptional service to clients, inspiring confidence and success.





Business Support Services & E-Commerce, Investing and Fundraising, Startups
Getting your tech business investment ready
30th Sep 2021
8:30am - 10:30am
Hosted by Berwins Digital
Platform, Leeds and Online

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