Law firm guides businesses into 2019

By Gill Harris on 10 January, 2019

Law firm Royds Withy King is helping businesses look to the year ahead with a series of special events.

The Swindon and Marlborough-based firm has identified eight topics which represent some of the biggest changes and challenges on the horizon and which businesses will be looking to get to grips with in 2019.

The first Year Ahead event was held at the National Trust’s HQ in Swindon and saw around 80 people attend.

The speakers included Steven Day, co-founder of Pure Planet, Britain’s first app-only renewable energy supplier; Mark Scott, brand and marketing agency director at the National Trust; and Daily Mail columnist Andrew Pierce.

They touched on topics ranging from radical ways to reduce our carbon footprint and the role places play in our lives, to Brexit and what our future political leadership might look like.

Malcolm Gregory, lead partner at the Swindon office of Royds Withy King, said: “We were delighted to see so many people turn up to network and be inspired by our three speakers. We are embarking on one of the most significant periods of change that many of us have known, which is why we thought it would be interesting to start the New Year with a series of events that explore thought-provoking topics that are already starting to impact our lives.”

The eight areas being covered at Royds Withy King’s Year Ahead events are:

  • Electronic vehicles and drones
  • Robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Renewable energy and go green campaigns
  • The NHS and our social care crisis
  • Data privacy and cyber security
  • High Street retail crisis
  • New medical advancements
  • Brexit

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Pictured above: Andrew Pierce, Mark Scott, Malcolm Gregory and Steven Day