A Harrogate-based law firm has launched a new initiative to support businesses started during lockdown.

Harrogate-based law firm Consilia Legal will be providing business protection advice to new Yorkshire-based businesses to help with successful growth and plans to upscale.

The specialist Employment Law team at the boutique firm will also be offering legal advice on the vital areas of employment law.

According to Gov.co.uk, there was a 30% increase in new business registrations in the third quarter of 2020, with over 51,000 new incorporations reported on Companies House.

Lockdown has presented a number of new business opportunities for the region and the law firm’s latest initiative aims to recognise, reward and support successful start-ups.

The Consilia Legal team in Harrogate

Local businesses registered after April 2020 with expansion plans are being encouraged to come forward to benefit from the scheme, which will offer a series of virtual workshops, mentoring and support on employment law matters to protect the business from bumps along the way.

Having recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, the firm has growth plans and strategy at the top of its agenda for 2021.

Marie Walsh, Co-Director, Employment Solicitor and Mediator at Consilia Legal said:

“We’ve seen some fantastic new regional businesses emerge during lockdown and we’re keen to help support those looking to upscale. The legal side of running a business can be a minefield, so we’re here to take the pressure off and provide employment law advice to support the growth and future plans and aspirations of the regions lockdown successes.”

Your Harrogate’s Nick Hancock caught up with Marie to find out more about the initiative, and what advice she would give to new businesses when starting up:

Those interested in taking part in the initiative are asked to email enquiries@consilialegal.co.uk with their full title, business name and contact details.

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