Appleyard Lees

Appleyard Lees extends £50k growth fund to bioscience SMEs

Appleyard Lees has extended their growth fund initiative to help life science, pharmaceutical and chemical start-up companies protect their innovations.

The annual fund of £50,000 was established in 2012 to support those who are new to IP or are developing a new business.  Appleyard Lees has a strong team of attorneys who have specialist knowledge in life sciences and chemistry. The firm has offices in Manchester, Leeds, Halifax and the BioHub at Alderley Park.

Grants from the Appleyard Lees Growth Fund will be awarded on a case by case basis to bioscience companies with winning ideas, a track record for innovation and a sound strategic approach.

Simon Bradbury, Head of Life Sciences at Appleyard Lees, said: “In the field of life sciences and pharmaceuticals, patents are vital. We want to support companies starting-up and operating within these areas by providing financial assistance to help protect their inventions.”

Each application will be assessed by partners at the firm of IP specialists and funds will be granted to projects which meet the criteria. Appleyard Lees does not take any equity stake in the companies or IP protected.

For more information on the Appleyard Lees Growth Fund, please call into our BioHub office at Alderley Park or email

Alternatively, please contact our Manchester, Leeds or Halifax offices.

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