Meet The Experts

Below is a list of the experts who will be available on the day to give 1 to 1 advice on a range of topics. You will be able to book appointments on the day. In the meantime if you want to let us know which of these sessions might be of interest please complete the form at the end of the page so we can gauge interest.

  • R&D Tax Credits - Bevan & Buckland

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    Paul Arnold will be available to discuss the tax incentives available to companies that are involved in the development of new or improved products and/or processes, in particular the Government’s Research & Development (“R&D”) tax regime.  Paul can also discuss the tax issues surrounding Intellectual Property, in particular the Patent Box (which applies an effective 10% corporate tax rate), and the many pitfalls which need to be avoided.

  • Bid writing - Applied Research Solutions Ltd

    Applied Research Solutions Ltd provides high-quality professional advice and tailored support to innovative busiARS_logo3nesses, research centres and well-established academic institutions to attract national and EU funding for R&D projects. ARS Ltd helps researchers and innovators to achieve success by transforming complex funding environments into a sustainable business growth strategy.

  • Start up and Growth Funding Options - Broomfield & Alexander

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    Mike Fenwick is a Director in the Corporate Finance team at Broomfield and Alexander and has over 20 years experience of advising start ups and growth businesses on raising finance. Mike has a particular specialism in assisting companies with applications for grant assistance from the Welsh Government and other grant providers.

  • Digital Marketing - Uprise VSI

    upriseVSI_Logo-MainupriseVSI are an agency who specilaise in three key areas Digital, Marketing and Technology. We have worked on all kinds of creative and digital projects over the years, some big, some small. Services have ranged from full rebrands, simple brochure websites to developing large scale complex web applications. Everything we do is focused on achieving our clients’ business and marketing objectives.

  • Innovation Funding & Advice - Welsh Government

    WG-ERDFThe Welsh Government can offer support through their team of experienced specialist advisers who can help you:

    • Access grants for innovation and research and development
      Create and commercialise new products and processes
      Increase efficiency in manufacturing through technology and process improvement
      Introduce design for new product development and manufacture
      Identify, protect and exploit your intellectual property (IP)
      Work with academic experts on collaborative projects
  • Legal Pitfalls - Capital Law

    Capital_Law logo‘Capital Law, based in Cardiff and London, is a leading provider of commercial legal services.

    Two members of their diverse and highly experienced team, solicitors Laura Herdman and Nick de Figueiredo, will be at Venturefest Wales to offer advice on growth, IP portfolio and brand protections, investment and collaborations.

    Laura specialises in corporate transactional and governance work, including investments, spinouts, fundraisings and mergers and acquisitions, while Nick focuses on intellectual property, data protection and the full range of trading agreements.’

  • Improve your competitiveness, productivity and performance - Bob Astley, KTP

    KTPKnowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a UK-wide programme delivered by Innovate UK; part funded by the Welsh Government.  It enables businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance through better use of knowledge, technology and skills from the UK Knowledge Base.  

    Bob can offer advice on how to use KTP to support collaboration between your business and a knowledge base institution (university, college or research organisation)

  • Right Funding Options - Finance Wales

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    With funding opportunities available from £1000 up to £3 million, Finance Wales is one of the UK’s largest regional funders. An active co-investor our investment teams are also experienced at structuring equity and debt deals for technology-focused SMEs.

  • IP Advice - EIP

    Attorneys from Intellectual Property Law firm EIP will be at Venturefest Wales to offer advice to anyone seeking protection for their inventions (patents), designs, or branding (trademarks) and the benefits this can provide to businesses.

    EIP is an innovative IP law firm with offices in Cardiff. The firm has unrivalled expertise across all technology sectors and specialises in assisting both early-stage and established businesses on protecting and exploiting their IP.

  • Innovation Funding advice and support - Innovation Point

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    Meet our team to find out about the many sources of funding available and how we can help you to access them.

  • PR and Social Media Advice - Working Word PR

    workingword-logo-blue-green-01Dan Tyte is managing director of Wales’ biggest PR and communications agency, Working Word. An expert in storytelling through digital and social media, Dan has developed creative and compelling social media campaigns for clients of all sizes – from big brands to small start-ups. Until recently, Dan was the co-chair of the UK-wide CIPR Social Media Panel, which is made up of some of the foremost social media thought-leaders and contributors in the country.

  • Getting investor ready: SEIS / EIS registration support - Deloitte

    DeloitteGetting investor ready is a priority for any ambitious business. Specifically designed to help growing companies raise finance, SEIS and EIS schemes are an important incentive for potential investors. Spend time with a Propel by Deloitte financial expert and find out how to apply for and secure advanced assurance for SEIS and EIS tax relief.

Meet the Experts