Company Warehouse links up with Uni to provide business 'start up' packages

Published: 12 July 2010 at 11:42

Law experts help UK company to provide improved service to new businesses which will see them leap the legalese

Chelmsford-based business The Company Warehouse and Anglia Ruskin University’s International Law Unit (ILU) have launched a joint research initiative to help new businesses to grow more quickly.

The Company Warehouse is one of the biggest company formation agents in the UK, offering a range of limited company ‘start up’ packages including Companies House, VAT and trademark registration services.

Anglia Ruskin University’s ILU works with external partners to undertake consultancy, research and continuing professional development activities,  transferring cutting edge research, practice and innovation from the academic environment to the business world, governments and international agencies.

Managing Director of The Company Warehouse, Richard Jobling, sees further opportunities for growth for his company at a time when other businesses are adapting to the changing economic situation. He says:

"Recent indicators show there will be 200,000 limited companies commencing business in 2010."

"The Company Warehouse interacts with 150,000 of these and anticipates that around 25,000 will become clients of the company. This gives us a unique insight into the practical challenges facing start up companies in the UK and I feel it is right for us to utilise the platform we have to speak up on behalf of this group. From a commercial perspective it is in our interest to better understand our customers, and one way of acquiring this knowledge comes from investment in detailed research."

This detailed research opportunity now presents itself via The Company Warehouse’s partnership with the ILU. The ILU will provide the legal expertise and research capability to The Company Warehouse, enabling it to offer its clients additional services such as the provision of company and legal documentation and research into specific legal issues. The ILU will also research start up statistics and trends, enabling The Company Warehouse to tailor its services and advice to clients.

Richard Jobling, who undertook his law degree at Anglia Ruskin University, says:

"Although we are well placed to exploit the commercial gains, we lack the resources and expertise internally to bring this type of research to fruition. Our partnership with the ILU will help us to achieve this goal. The wider benefits are potentially enormous. I believe we may create as many as 50 new jobs in Chelmsford over the next two years. We have some really exciting ideas to explore and I am confident that we will put the ILU and The Company Warehouse firmly on the map as leaders in the fields of legal research and delivery of services to start up businesses respectively."

"On a personal level, it has been very satisfying to ‘give something back’ to Anglia Ruskin. I believe that Anglia Ruskin and Chelmsford as a whole, will benefit from public/private initiatives such as this and I hope our example will lead to other businesses contributing towards the important work carried out by the ILU."

Dr Tom Mortimer, Director of The International Law Unit and Head of Anglia Law School, added:

"This is a most welcome partnership. Together we will be able to provide a rich resource for SME’s and regional entrepreneurs.  This is yet another example of the ILU going from strength to strength."