Business Exchange gives owners and managers a forum

The first Business Exchange event was held bright and early with delegates from across Burnley’s thriving business community attending.

BusExThe event, hosted by Taylors, in association with Burnley Council and media partner Lancashire Business View, has been launched to provide a forum for owners and managers from local business to allow them to network, share knowledge and gain valuable insight into key commercial issues.

The event focussed on intellectual property; Tony Catterall, Taylors’ head of IP, took delegates through the fundamentals of IP and Emma Swan, employment partner, spoke about the intellectual property held by employees, giving helpful tips and advice as to how employers can ensure they protect their business.

Kate Ingham, head of regeneration and planning policy at Burnley Council, who officially opened the event, said: “We are delighted to support Taylors in launching The Business Exchange, particularly given the event very much reflects the council’s approach to working with local businesses.

"The topic of the event was particularly relevant to Burnley’s manufacturing, engineering and design-led organisations and I know that Taylors already has plans for a second event in the Autumn."

Elaine Hurn, managing partner at Taylors, said: “Taylors has worked with Burnley’s businesses for over twenty years and we were keen to launch an event for local business owners, managers and the professionals who work with them.

"This was the first event and we’ve had some very positive feedback from delegates. We’re very much open to suggestions from the business community for topics for future events so we can address the real operational issues affecting local business leaders." A second event is being planned for Autumn 2015.