Yorkshire Forward is the regional development agency for Yorkshire and the Humber. This agency will be abolished with the other regional development agencies by March 2012. Proposals for local enterprise partnerships have been accepted for the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions.
Business Link Yorkshire is based at 1 Capitol Court Capitol Business Park, Dodworth, Barnsley, S75 3TZ. Tel: 0845 604 8048,
Jane Lambert, the only specialist intellectual property counsel outside London, practises from the Media Centre in Huddersfield. Specialist solicitors include Kate Reid, James Love, Sara Ludlam and Dai Davis. Patent agents with whom we work closely include Jane Bray, Peter Draggett, Dan Bates, Chris Hemingway and Michael Harrison. Ros Beattie of Company Solutions offers high quality accountancy services for start-ups and other small businesses. Richard Hall of pd-m International is a recommended product design consultant.
We have a page on inventors' resources in Yorkshire and Humberside on the Inventors Club websitewhich we shall expand and update as and when we can. We have an Inventors Club group on Linkedin which covers developments affecting inventors throughout the UK. You can of course also join the Inventors Club if you want. The membership rules are here. There is no subscription but we may charge for special services such as showcasing inventions and access to professional services. Anyone who wishes to contact us should call us on 0113 320 3232 or use our online form.