Putting a price on intellectual property

Intellectual Property (IP) impacts every business in the country – and it is important to understand how it can be used to help an organisation grow and develop.

Businesses create and use intellectual property all the time, perhaps without realising it.

The value of your IP – whether it’s a trade mark, patent, design, copyright or trade secret – can far outweigh the value of your physical assets.

And it is just one of the important subjects being covered at breakfast gathering being organised in Lancashire next month.

It is being organised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

The event is aimed at bank staff, bookkeepers, accountants, business advisers and those who play a role in helping businesses succeed.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will be on hand to reveal the free tools available to help people understand the subject.

The IPO promotes innovation and growth by offering a vibrant programme of activities and informed advice and support to business.

Attendees will also find out about the role which Boost (Lancashire’s Growth Hub) plays in helping start-ups to large companies by providing access to funded programmes including mentoring, product development, staff training and accessing finance.

And The Department for International Trade and the local Chambers of Commerce will also offer an insight into the opportunities available to help businesses trade overseas.

It all makes this Business Intermediaries Breakfast at the Best Western Samlesbury Hotel on April 18 a ‘must attend’ event for anyone looking to give their clients added value.

The breakfast event starts at 7.30am and anyone interested in attending or who wants more information can contact me at WNJ on 01772 444000.

Tickets are also available through visiting: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-intermediaries-breakfast-helping-local-businesses-build-success-tickets-43347337052



I manage the affairs of a portfolio of clients in a wide range of industries. In managing the audit and accounts department of WNJ, I always keep abreast of the latest technical information and legislative changes. Clients receive advice based on commercial awareness not simply historical reporting. Audit and assurance services for large range of clients, including charitable companies and pension schemes, Internal audit and systems reviews, Assisting and development of business start-ups.