Business Festival notches up 20 free-to-attend Professional and Financial Services events
The 2019 Black Country Business Festival has a tally of 20 top Professional Services events that form part of the 113-strong programme of business events, starting on 13 May.
Professional Services comprises a range of different occupations that provide support and advice in many different areas such as tax, auditing, consulting and finances, wealth management and all aspects of law.
Over the Business Festival fortnight, leading Black Country Professional and Financial Services organisations are staging an array of practical workshops, seminars and showcases that aim to help businesses and individuals in all industries. These include laws around brand protection, trademarks and patenting; fire, health and safety legislation; terms and conditions in business; employment law; ethical finance; and tax efficiency and much more.
Two particularly outstanding events include Talbot’s Law’s thought-provoking ‘The Future of Professional Services Firms Lies in Expertise Automation’, featuring legal futurist (or ‘robot lawyer’!) Chrissie Lightfoot; and George Green Solicitors’ intriguingly-titled event, ‘Modern Slavery: Why businesses cannot afford to ignore it.’ Audit, tax, advisory and risk firm, Crowe, also welcomes Ryan Cartwright, Senior Manager at the British Business Bank and Paul Kalinauckas, Chief Executive at BCRS Business Loans, to discuss access to finance options for SMEs (Small to Medium-sized Enterprises) and scale-up businesses.
Nearly every event in the Business Festival is completely free and open to anyone to attend, although tickets must be secured in advance.
Ian Bond, Director and Head of Trusts and Estates at Talbots Law Ian Bond, Director and Head of Trusts and Estates at Talbots Law is the Business Festival lead for Professional Services. He said “I am delighted to once again to champion the Professional Services sector. With over 8,800 businesses employing some 73,000 people, this is a very significant sector in the Black Country, strengthened in recent years by a considerable increase in the number of businesses in the region.
“The inaugural Business Festival in 2018 really showed the Black Country’s commitment to service and innovation and enabled our Professional Services to forge an enviable set of long-term, sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with the region’s businesses. I am proud of our Black Country heritage and enthused by the future.”
As well as leading the Professional Services sector, Talbots Law is sponsoring the Festival and also running six different and inspirational events.