The Brew has an active, vibrant community of London's finest small business people who love to get together to exchange ideas, experiences and laughs - be it for work or pleasure.
We provide a number of opportunities for members to get together, get to know one another and potentially collaborate. It's a friendly and welcoming environment, and you're free to participate in it as much or as little as you wish.
If an event is open to the public and you'd like to attend, please do feel free to RSVP - we can't wait to see you there!
Some events require a password to see further details. These are our exclusive events that are open to members only.
Tuesday 1 May
08:30 - 10:00
SME GROW: Practical steps to building your resilience in business
Tania Diggory is the founder and director of Calmer, a platform that supports entrepreneurs with their mental health and wellbeing while running a business. As an entrepreneur, Business NLP Practitioner and mental health trainer, Tania helps entrepreneurs to find a business-life balance and achieve their full potential through delivering workshops, events and mentoring programmes.
Tania is the author of This Is Calmer: Inspiration, support and encouragement for the entrepreneurial mind, and her approach to supporting entrepreneurs and their teams has resulted in a range of powerful case studies.
Wednesday 2nd May
08:30 - 10:00
SME GROW: A step-by-step guide to protecting your start-up with an effective trademark strategy
Partner, IP and Technology, Protection and Enforcement
The key areas you'll learn from this workshop are:
• Trade Marks 101
• Implications of Brexit
• Protection outside the UK
• Enforcing your rights
Leighton heads up FieldFisher’s leading trade mark and brand protection team working across multiple industry sectors, which includes advising clients on worldwide trade mark and design clearance, filing and prosecution; contentious registry proceedings including bringing and defending trade mark opposition, invalidity and revocation actions throughout the world; trade mark licensing, exploitation and commercialisation; settlement, co-existence agreements and dispute resolution, managing IP litigation internationally.
Leighton is an active committee member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and sits on The Trademark Reporter committee. He has been recommended in the Legal 500 and is described in a recent edition as 'able to understand business needs and come back with effective solutions'.
FieldFisher has a network of over 1000 people operating in 17 offices including across Europe, in Silicon Valley, and two in China. The firm counts amongst its clients, companies are varied as social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.
In 2017, FieldFisher was named Law Firm of the year at the British Legal Awards.