Law firm appoints Sugar PR for Manchester launch
London-based law firm Buckworths appointed Sugar PR to handle its media and public relations requirements for the launch of its new Manchester office.
The boutique law firm approached a number of PR agencies in Manchester. It decided our experience and contacts in the professional services market in Manchester was a no-brainer.
Buckworths acts for high growth tech industry companies. The firm’s clients include e-commerce, technology, Fintech, retail and food-tech businesses.
We’re impressed with founder Michael Buckworth’s focus and experience in supporting digital native entrepreneurs during funding rounds.
Fintech legal experts
Manchester is a leading destination for high-growth technology businesses including in particular the financial technology (Fintech) industry.
Buckworths originally started in London back in in 2011. The firm quickly carved a niche advising primarily digital start-up companies on a fast track to growth. As well as commercial law the firm also advises on fundraising through angel investors and venture capital funds.
Michael Buckworth started his legal career at international law firm Shearman and Sterling, before moving on to rival international firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Bitcoin and blockchain lawyers
The firm’s impressive client roster includes Mercury FX, an innovative foreign exchange provider at the forefront of blockchain research and technology for use in the new finvironment.
Glownet, a high growth FinTech start-up providing cashless payment systems for concerts and festivals is also a client. So is the amazing Coinfloor, the leading UK’s bitcoin marketplace.
We agree with Buckworths and MIDAS that Manchester is supportive infrastructure for high growth technology companies. Ready access to a talented workforce and collaborative working spaces, digital hubs and easy access to finance are major pulls.
The firm is recruiting a range of associates right now. So, if you’re a lawyer and you’re used to advising startup or fast growth companies – drop them a line now.
The growing volume of London-based startups and professional advisory firms ‘Northshoring’ offices and services to the city also indicates an opportunity for growth.
Manchester: a Fintech European capital
Sugar and Buckworths believe that Manchester will become an increasingly important European destination for innovative financial technology businesses. There’s no doubt that the existing infrastructure of the city is ripe for an explosion in the number of disruptive digital companies.
Fintech companies are creating the blueprint for the way in which innovative startups can disrupt seemingly unmovable industries. The fact that more regulatory frameworks are being developed around Fintech proves the point.
Therefore, it makes sense that law firms like Buckworths are here in Manchester with its professional and financial community, digital hubs and growing reputation. Direct flights to China means it’s more attractive for Chinese investment which is always welcome in Manchester.
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