October 28, 2020
Organised by Cardiff University Enterprise and Start-up, the annual Start-Up Awards is a competition for Cardiff University students and graduates with a total shared prize pot of up to £20,000 and professional support packages. The 20/21 Awards will be taking place on 25 March 2021.
For the last two years, Darwin Gray has supported student winners with a legal support package, including undertaking a legal “health check”, advice in relation to intellectual property, reviewing terms of business, drafting a shareholders’ agreement and also preparing share options.
In addition to supporting the Start-Up Awards, Darwin Gray is also providing a virtual legal workshop for students and graduates to assist with setting up and growing a business online – more details below. The event will be part of a wider activity to support student retailers who cannot trade on campus as normal. The Cardiff University Enterprise and Start-up Team are leading a pan-Wales project to launch an online Wales Student Market to showcase student sellers in the run-up to Christmas.
Stephen Thompson, Managing Partner at Darwin Gray said:
“It’s been a pleasure to work with Cardiff University to support entrepreneurs on their journey to start out and expand. With the impact of the pandemic on businesses, we are pleased to be able to support by providing our expertise for those looking to pivot or expand their businesses online.”
Rhys Pearce-Palmer, Enterprise Manager at Cardiff University said:
“Darwin Gray’s support has been invaluable to the student entrepreneurs coming through our annual awards. Expert advice is equally, if not more valuable than cash to businesses in their early stages of growth. We have been adapting and changing our start-up support at a rapid pace and having a local law firm willing to support student at this time is fantastic.”
I have worked with Darwin Gray for a number of years and the level of service, professionalism and timely response is second to none. I would highly recommend Darwin Gray to any business.”
Darwin Gray have provided us with a first-class service for many years now. They really take the time to understand our business and develop relationships which results in advice and support that is contextualised and effective.”
We have worked with Darwin Gray for several years and have always found their services and advice to be first class.”
An extremely professional and sincere company who make time for your queries and understand the need to break down certain facts and information to ensure everything is understood perfectly. I would highly recommend the company to anyone looking for any type of legal advice”
PSS has worked with Darwin Gray for many years. We have always received an excellent service. Prompt and professional advice and support.”
We have used several departments within DG recently and we have been very pleased with an effective, efficient and down to earth service. Very happy thus far and I expect that we will continue to use DG.”
Darwin Gray offer us truly superb services. Very professional, quick and services available bilingually which is very important to us, highly recommend.”
My “go to” in urgent and time sensitive cases for direction, support and advice. The team are quick to respond to calls or emails for advice and support on all matters. Always explain complex matters in a way a lay person can easily understand.”