Irwin Mitchell to help entrepreneurs with Connect Gazelles tie-up

Irwin Mitchell has announced a new partnership with Connect Gazelles in the South Yorkshire region.

Connect Gazelles is part of Connect Yorkshire and is a specialist membership organisation dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in order so that they can grow their business.

Irwin Mitchell will join existing commercial partners HSBC and PWC, in helping entrepreneurs by attending and speaking at Connect Gazelles events throughout the year. Specialist lawyers from the firm will also provide mentoring and legal advice on a range of issues.

Andrea Cropley, corporate partner at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield, said that Connect Gazelles was an organisation which the firm was keen to support.

“They have an excellent panel of entrepreneurs who are able to pass on valuable insight and we look forward to working with them and supplementing the range of expertise and support that is available to members,” she said.

Nick Butler, chief executive officer at Connect Yorkshire and Connect Gazelles, said: “We are delighted to welcome Irwin Mitchell as the legal partner of the Connect Gazelles in South Yorkshire and we are looking forward to working with them for the benefit of our members.

“During the next few months our members will get the benefit from talks from the team at Irwin Mitchell on such diverse subjects as cyber security and law and incentive arrangements – and all this free of charge for our members.”

Benefits of being a member of Connect Gazelles include having access to a wide range of entrepreneurs who deliver regular master classes, take part in panel debates and provide mentoring.

Entrepreneurs in residence at Connect Gazelles include David Richards, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Wandisco plc , Lee Strafford from Sheffield based Internet provider PlusNet and Chris Rea, the managing director of AESSEAL.