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Startup Series – II – Building Your Company

I. INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING COMPANY FOR STARTUPS In the first article of our startup series, we have mentioned crowdfunding, which is a contemporary and interesting topic, and dwelled on the conditions of using crowdfunding as an alternative financing source in your company. For the second article of our series, we want to turn our course back a little bit, to the period when your ideas and your startup are slowly maturing. One of the most important questions in mind during the initial period when there is no legal entity yet when there is just you and perhaps your partner, your opinion and effort are undoubtedly “Will we establish a company?”

Why now is the time for a first-class outsourced switchboard

Where others see obstacles, let us see opportunities. Now we are starting to move back into our offices, we’re all looking for ways to make improvements and savings. Especially with additional measures in place to receive staff and visitors. Here is how outsourcing your switchboard can greatly improve your front of house team. And ultimately, your firm’s operations.

Employers should prepare for long-term changes to the world of work

There are of course many negatives arising from the crisis presented by COVID-19. However, there could be real benefits for businesses and their staff if we take some of the opportunities that have been presented and do not just look to revert to the old ways of doing things.

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Kruger Tissue Group (UK) was advised by Dibb Lupton Broomhead in a u43m development project, restructuring of the existing tissue business in the UK and an acquisition. The financing was arranged by 3i Manchester and debt was provided by Midland bank Structured Finance. The investors were advised by 3i Legal and Davies Arnold Cooper.

Property

Limebank Property Co, advised by Denton Hall, which was intructed by Barclays Property Holdings, has bought land at Northampton Business Park to be used for a new headquarters for Barclaycard, from the receivers for Northampton Business Park, Coopers & Lybrand, advised by Howes Percival.

Property

The British Land Company, advised by Berwin Leighton, has bought for the British Land Quantum Fund for around u24.5m a mixed office, shop and industrial property portfolio from the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society, advised by Turner Kenneth Brown.

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