• Manchester
  • 1 Mar 2017
08:00 - 09:30
Lately plc, Ship Canal House, 98 King Street, Manchester M2 4WU

New technologies are disrupting the business landscape, however they also offer potential for companies to improve productivity and transform their business model.

At this event an expert from the Alliance Manchester Business School will outline some of the latest developments in fintech and legaltech, and advise on how to manage the innovation process, while R&D tax credits specialists Jumpstart will explain how to ensure you benefit from full tax relief. We will also hear about research from law firm Gateley on what differentiates high growth companies and how to break down the barriers to change.


  • Sandy Findlay is Partner Manager at leading R&D tax relief specialists Jumpstart. He previously spent 20 years as a consultant helping tech start-ups, innovative growth companies and SMEs to develop and implement growth strategies. He was also a visiting lecturer in Marketing and International Business at Napier University of Edinburgh from 1989 till 2002. 
  • Dr Andrew James, Senior Lecturer in Science & Technology and Management at the Alliance Manchester Business School and Director of the Manchester Institute for Innovation Research.  Andrew is an expert on innovation and business strategy and a partner in a major new University of Manchester project on “LegalTech” examining the opportunities and challenges of disruptive technologies within the legal sector. 
  • Daniel French, Partner at Gateley Plc, is an expert insolvency and business restructuring advisor to insolvency practitioners, institutional lenders and major corporates. He has 15 years' experience in the corporate restructuring and recovery market and he regularly advises banks, asset based and other lenders at a senior level and has experience in advising many sectors such as property, manufacturing, retail, leisure and professional services. He is Member of R3 and an Associate Member of NARA.

For more information and to book your place, contact Claire Turnbull at Pro-Manchester.