21st March 2014
In February Mundays and WSM accountants hosted the first in a series of four highly interactive business workshops dealing with the lifecycle of a successful business. Using an innovative case study format we will follow the fortunes of a fictional business (Bloomers Bakery) from its inception and growth, all the way to succession planning and sale.
The first workshop focused on “Building your Business” and topics included critical corporate documentation, the importance of identifying the correct status of key people, key terms in employment agreements, the relevance of pre-nuptial agreements and dealing with shares for spouses.
The workshop was held at the Cobham Curve and was attended by delegates from a wide range of local businesses. Our guest speaker was Kirit Patel, one of the UK’s most recognized pharmacy entrepreneurs. Kirit is the co-founder and chief executive of Day Lewis plc, the largest family-owned pharmacy chain in Europe. With over 38 years’ of retail pharmacy experience, he has grown the business in the UK from two pharmacies in 1975 to over 200 today.
The second workshop in the series will take place on Thursday 2 April and will focus on “Maximizing your Business.” Our guest speaker will be Simon Thorpe, the co-founder of the Expressions Partnership and key topics to be covered include the benefits of a lease over a license, performance management of employees, key points in financial reports, key terms in commercial arrangements, incentives and benefits for staff.
Admission is open to all and is free of charge. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so you are advised to reserve your place now. To reserve your place please reply to:
Andrew Knorpel serves a number of recent developments across a variety of areas in employment law and practice
Sophie Banks looks into the further important decision relating to the employment status of “gig economy” workers.
Gemma James looks at premises sharing for suppliers who need to meet the expectation of a swift despatch and delivery by being in multiple locations