Rollits support York St John Grad2Director Programme

Rollits LLP are delighted to have been able to support York St John University in the first of its “Grad2Director” Programmes, developed by specialist consultant Dr John Park in conjunction with York St John’s Business School.

The Programme is aimed at supporting recent graduates to start and develop their own businesses, with expert training and 1:1 mentoring accompanied by a comprehensive online learning package.

Andrew Digwood, a Partner at the firm’s York office comments: “We have supported the Programme by providing a pro bono workshop and discussion session for the new entrepreneurs on Intellectual Property Law. We also helped by providing assistance to incorporate new limited companies as vehicles for the startup businesses, with the University meeting the cost of the incorporations for those businesses which successfully complete the programme.

“We were very impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm demonstrated by all of the participants that we met and hope that the partnership with York St John will continue as the programme moves into its next phase.”

Dr John Park said; “The diversity of business ideas that have come forward have been very impressive, from simple ideas to work as a freelance copyrighter, to mobile Apps, video production companies, cosmetics, e-commerce websites, novel home furniture designs, and social media community sites and community counselling support systems to help the NHS. The founders have come forward with enthusiasm and commitment and have worked extremely hard on the programme to develop viable business opportunities. This is probably one of the most enjoyable business start-up programmes I have ever had the good fortune to be involved in."

The Rollits team was led by Dispute Resolution partner Andrew Digwood assisted by Donna Barnett from the firm’s Corporate department.

Posted on: 09/04/2018

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