50 years in the legal profession

Richard Tinn, qualified on 13 November 1967 – a year highlighted by many events. It was the height of the Vietnam war, BBC Radio Leicester became the first of eight local radio stations to broadcast in VHF, Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb survived the Hither Green Rail crash and Paul Newman starred in the release of the hit film, Cool Hand Luke…. As he prepares to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a legal adviser, Richard, now a partner with East Midlands law firm Sills & Betteridge, reflects on his career and the changes that have taken place within the profession. “I commenced my articles on the 13th November 1967 with Grocock…

Top five ways to raise investment for your business

Anyone who is planning to start up a brand new business or expand their existing business knows how crucial it is to raise finance in order to do so. There are many things you need to consider when raising capital, and there are many ways to do so. This article looks at five of the most common methods, which are: Selling Shares Bank Loans Grants Crowdfunding Borrowing from friends and family Selling Shares One of the most traditional ways of getting money (or more money) into your business is by selling shares to investors. This is only available to limited companies, and means that people invest money in to your…