Sponsor spotlight: Keebles LLP Keebles LLP helps digital businesses thrive by ensuring assets and ideas are fully protected and properly structured. Keebles LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Sheffield, Doncaster and Leeds. Established more than 200 years ago, the firm has grown and adapted to the evolving industries in Sheffield and the needs of the city’s people and businesses. Now, the firm offers a sector-based approach, with a dedicated specialist team serving the creative and digital industries. With more than 200 employees and 27 partners, Keebles is one of the region’s leading law firms, offering both personal and commercial services. It has built a strong client base in the digital industries, including IT providers, graphic designers, media companies, software, games and apps developers and website designers. Legal services for creative and digital businesses Keebles has a team of legal specialists who work closely with creative and digital companies, and companies that are looking to embed the latest technologies into their business. They provide a range of legal advice and support to help businesses thrive without falling foul of the many pitfalls that can emerge. This includes developing a legal and funding structure to support business planning and growth strategies; ensuring that commercial contracts and legal agreements are in place; helping you to comply with the GDPR; protecting your Intellectual Property (IP) and guiding you through employment policies and procedures. Keebles’ creative and digital division also includes specialist litigators who can help to resolve contractual disputes, exploitation or infringement of your IP and other issues that may arise. L-R Keebles’ Legal Director Carys Thompson, Sheffield Digital Co-Founder and Director Chris Dymond, Keebles’ Head of Corporate and Commercial, Matt Ainsworth Supporting members of Sheffield Digital The team supports the full range of creative and digital businesses in the city. From freelancers and small agencies, to the much larger companies; and from start-ups seeking investment, through to established companies, ready to sell their product or business. Keebles understands that many new businesses don’t think about the legal pitfalls that might cause problems further down the line, no matter how small your company. They also know that legal services come with negative associations, generally considered a ‘distress purchase’ with a high price tag attached. Keebles wants to break down these perceptions and work with our community to support you, our members, to thrive. Their digital sector specialists are here to help you from day one of setting up your business, and will help to prevent any nasty surprises that could hinder your success. To find out more about Keebles and the services it offers to businesses, visit the website or you can stay up to date with the firm on Twitter and LinkedIn.