People, Premises and Pitfalls – Legal considerations for growing businesses

Upcoming Events


People, Premises and Pitfalls - Legal considerations for growing businesses

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Central Working Victoria
Eccleston Yards

Are you about to start a new business venture? Or are you ready to take your new business to the next level? If so, there are important legal issues that you need to consider when it comes to growing and protecting your business.


Join us for an open discussion focussing on the key legal issues facing new and expanding businesses, from deciding which corporate structure is best for you, to engaging people to work with you.


The aim of the session is to highlight the key legal issues you should be aware of and the potential hazards that can trip up small business; to equip you with the skills and confidence to work with your solicitors to help your business thrive. We will take you through the fundamentals of structure, acquiring your first office site, brand protection, general commercial compliance and HR considerations.


The session will be run by Ed Henderson a partner in the commercial department, Nishita Gudka a partner in the commercial real estate department and Niamh McKay a solicitor in the commercial department. Between them, Ed, Nishita and Niamh have over 25 years’ experience in acting for all types of businesses from start-ups to listed companies.


This is a free event, please follow the link to register your attendance: CLICK HERE


For the Love of SMEs (..and Tax Digital) this Valentine's Day

8:30 am - 10:00 am

80 Victoria Street

This Valentine’s Day, showing local SMEs love, Victoria BID are collaborating with Intuit to deliver an event for SMEs to find out more about changes in legislation to make ‘Tax Digital’.

Intuit’s mission is to power prosperity around the world and support businesses through exceptional corporate citizenship. Intuit’s QuickBooks provide software to help make tax easier for small businesses.

Pauline Green, Payroll Compliance Manager at Intuit; as well as her position as Chair of HR, Payroll & Pension Group at BASDA & Board Member BASDA General Council. Pauline will speak about the changes to legislation around tax, what this means for SME’s and how Intuit’s technology can assist in making this simple and quicker.

Breakfast will be provided at the event, and please allow time to sign in at reception, prior to the event. Timings are as follows:

08:30-09:10       Arrival, Introductions and Breakfast

09:10-09:30       Speaker: Pauline Green

09:30-10:00       Networking

So we invite you this Valentine’s Day to show your SME some love and attend this event, for an opportunity to network and to hear more about ‘Tax Digital’.

CLICK HERE to register for free, WBC hope to see you there!


Improving Housing and Regeneration Through Social Value - Business Breakfast

8:30 am - 10:30 am

PROGRAMME 08:00 to 10:30 

In this breakfast seminar, we will explore what social value means for the UK housing sector, and what steps we are taking in the capital to use social value to future-proof housing and regeneration.

Sustainability is an essential factor in successful designs; incorporating social value goals from the very start of every project ensures our citizens and communities can achieve higher levels of wellbeing.

From our panel of experts, you will learn what central and local government, plus developers and clients, require from their supply chain to design and build responsibly, and what you can do to implement social value in your housing and regeneration projects.


To find out more about this breakfast seminar and networking event, contact either Thomas Smith at Westminster Business Council at or Jessica Hardy at David Miller Architects at

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