As part of the project with the University of Worcester, Ruby teamed up with Matt Jackson from BPE Solicitors to run a special lecture aimed at providing the students with a greater understanding of managing causes like Funny Blood. The subjects covered by Matt are invaluable in supporting business strategies and growth i.e. registering and running a charity, intellectual property and trade marks. Some fascinating facts were shared … most memorable, the issues surrounding Copyright and Cliff Richard!

There was a fantastic turn-out from the students, who found the lecture really useful and informative; specifically with working on the module related to the local charities and good causes. BPE state that :

The internal structure of a charity may look similar to other businesses, but the legal structure is completely different.  We work alongside a number of charities to make sure they comply with charity legislation as well as ensuring that any fundraising events or competitions are legal and of course protecting the brand is vital.  Four of our Partners cycled 900 miles across Europe for charity this year so you could say we have a hands on approach to charities!  BPE is proud to be supporting Funny Blood and the work this incredible cause does in raising awareness of rare blood conditions.”

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