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Latest articles from Paula Skinner

  • Legal Eagles: Harper Macleod's journey with Entrepreneurial Spark

    Legal Eagles: Harper Macleod's journey with Entrepreneurial Spark

    Harper Macleod and Entrepreneurial Spark have been in partnership with one another for over four years now, and what a journey it has been. Harper Macleod Partner Paula Skinner reflects on the story so far, and what is to come as we officially announce a further three-year partnership together in Scotland.

  • The Scottish Crowdfunding Report 2016 and the growth of crowdlending

    The Scottish Crowdfunding Report 2016 and the growth of crowdlending

    As Scotland’s leading legal advisers on equity crowdfunding, we are delighted to have been a sponsor of The Scottish Crowdfunding Report 2016 and to announce its release. The report highlights the remarkable growth of crowdfunding in Scotland, and in particular the emergence of crowdlending as a prominent source of funding for SME businesses.

  • Another major milestone for entrepreneurship in Scotland

    Another major milestone for entrepreneurship in Scotland

    Today marked a significant day in the start up calendar with the opening of the Entrepreneurial Spark Edinburgh Hatchery and the Scottish EDGE office space, both at a new hub within the RBS headquarters in Edinburgh. We have an ongoing relationship with both of these organisations and were delighted to be among the 600 attendees within the old ‘executive wing’ of the RBS Gogarburn main building for what was an inspirational event.

  • Harper Macleod & Entrepreneurial Spark - growing up fast!

    Harper Macleod & Entrepreneurial Spark - growing up fast!

    Just over four years ago Paula Skinner, a Partner in the Corporate department at Harper Macleod, met Jim Duffy … and she didn’t know what was about to happen. Here Paula, head of the firm’s Startup & Investment team, reflects on the journey as Entrepreneurial Spark - now the world’s largest free business accelerator for early stage and growing ventures - celebrates its 4th birthday.