Ukie have announced a brand new series of events and some new drop-in clinics which will give UK games businesses access to experts and advice on key topics such as: PR, accountancy, legal and contract issues, tax and intellectual property rights.
Ukie will be running an ongoing series of “How to” events. These will be open to anyone from the industry to attend (a small fee to cover beers to attend and free to Ukie members) which aim to give games business tangible advice and guidance on key areas within the industry.
Friday 29th November – How to be discovered
PR and Marketing guidance and advice
Thursday 23rd January – How to choose your platform
Guidance on which platform to release a game on
Thursday 20TH February – How to get ahead in overseas markets
Overview of doing business overseas – TBC
Games businesses can register for these events at www.ukie.eventbrite.com
Ukie have also launched a series of drop in clinics. These are exclusive to Ukie members who want to use the hot-desking facilities and are totally free of charge. The Ukie clinics give members an opportunity to pop in anytime during the specified hours on the specified day to speak informally with industry experts about areas of practical business concerns.
The first three clinics are as follows:
Friday November 26th – 9am till 1pm
Legal, Currency and Finance – Halo Financial and Charles Russell LLP
Friday December 6th – 2pm till 5:30 pm
PR and Accountancy – Dead Good Media and KPMG
Friday January 17th – 2pm till 5:30 pm
Tax Advice and I.P – Myriad Associates and Sipara
Ukie CEO Jo Twist said: “We know that getting access to expert advice is crucial to games businesses, especially smaller ones. Our new ‘How to’ events will assemble some of the best names in their fields to give advice in areas that are important for most games businesses. Our drop in clinics are designed to give one to one access with experts.
“These are really informal, and the idea is that the experts will be hot-desking at Ukie’s London HQ, and members can too while they chat. There is no need to register – that is why they are called drop in clinics. These clinics and how to events are the first in a whole new suite of services that we will be providing in the following months at Ukie and out of London.”