Each award will provide mentoring and/or legal support worth up to £5,000 and will typically include: one to one support from a partner level solicitor, practical advice on topics such as intellectual property and trademarking, support on securing investment, advice on commercial property and leasing, and more.
Russell Davidson, Director at Lupton Fawcett said: “I have set up and run a business myself so I know how tough it can be in the early stages. Through our award scheme we would like to support the next generation of high flying entrepreneurs, to do our part in creating the stars of the future and supporting job creation and growth within the local economy.”
Achille Traore is the chief executive of Leeds Digital Hub tenant TopScreen Media, who specialise providing technology and consultancy to improve companies’ customer engagement. The firm has recently won a major contract with New York’s World Trade Centre to help create their digital strategy.
MSc Psychology student Emma Koczy is the founder of Atlas Insight, which provides intelligent insight to some of the biggest oil, gas, engineering and power companies across the globe.
Karl Lenton and Claire Shepherd run Safe Offender Healthcare (SAFE), which supports organisations in the health, prison and social care sectors to develop strategies, improve services and patient outcomes and reduce deaths in custody. The company is currently working with the NHS, Prison and social care services and patients groups to rethink environments for vulnerable people and is currently launching a mobile treatment unit into the prison service.
Tom Martin is the founder of JetSoft, a company that is developing software to change the way material test data is archived and analysed in the aerospace industry.
Martin Woods is a director at Leeds based technical search engine optimisation (SEO) consultancy Subpixel, who help businesses to resolve issues which affect traffic from search engines. The company is looking to launch a product SpamFlag, which is software designed to help people deal with Google penalties and spam.
BA (Hons) International Business student Tam Owen has recently launched his new company Nutrition2go, which aims to provide healthy vending machines using state of the art touchscreen technology.