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The search is on for the new GAIN20

Are you running one of the most disruptive, game-changing and exciting new businesses in the South West?

GAIN at the University of Plymouth, PKF Francis Clark and Bright Solicitors are searching for new members for the GAIN20. This exclusive network helps dynamic businesses from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset to learn from each other and grow. Selected by an expert panel, the members will be pioneering entrepreneurs and businesses with unique products or services. By supporting the most promising new business ventures, the GAIN20 aims to boost innovation and entrepreneurship across the region. 

As part of a 12-month package of support and opportunities, the University of Plymouth will provide: 
  • Complementary attendance at networking opportunities and business events 
  • Free and exclusive access to Business Breakfast Meetings with leading businesses representatives 
  • Extensive profile raising via diary blogs and articles on the Digital Exchange
  • Updates on new grants, services, networking opportunities and events 
  • Media coverage via our media company 
  • Access to Plymouth University facilities, equipment and knowledge base of 26,000 students and 3,000 members of staff 
  • Access to investor days and numerous other events 
  • Peer-to-Peer support from former business members of the GAIN20 
  • Fast-track access to University services and ability to influence curriculum design 
  • Events where members are able to talk directly to students about their experience in starting a business 
  • Ability to influence the design of new business support services 

PKF Francis Clark is the largest independent firm of accountants in the region with national and international connections and specialists across all aspects of business, finance and taxation matters. PKF Francis Clark will provide: 
  • Group and one-to-one support via the formal membership meetings held 
  • Availability via email and telephone to provide support for ad-hoc matters 
  • A welcome to events for networking and fact-finding opportunities 
  • A voucher for each member to use against our services 

Bright Solicitors is an award winning law firm in Plymouth & Ivybridge that advises business on their legal issues. Regardless of whether a start-up or a small to medium sized company looking for help, Bright Solicitors are on hand to offer trusted, honest legal advice. Bright Solicitors will offer consultation on the following areas through GAIN20 meetings:
  • Shareholder/partnership agreements 
  • Terms & conditions/contracts 
  • Intellectual Property reviews 
  • Debt Recovery 
  • Commercial property 

For further details and to put your business forward for the GAIN20, please contact Rich Adams, Corporate Projects Manager, Plymouth University: 01752 588919 or 07703 886918

The GAIN20 was established in Spring 2016 and many of its inaugural members will stay in the network to share their experience with the new businesses. Find out what other businesses have gained from the GAIN20.

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