In this episode, join BIPC Podcasting Expert in Residence, and series host Ashleigh King, in a conversation about protecting your assets:

Episode guests include:

💡Ben Cottam, Director at Cottom Brush Limited
💡Matthew Cormack, Partner at Ward Hadaway LLP
💡 Stephen Hawley, Library & Information Officer at Newcastle City Council
💡 Claire Vandenbroecke, Cyber Security Specialist at Technology Services Group (TSG) and formerly Northumbria Police

Our Experts in Residence share ways that you can keep yourself and your small business safe from cyber crime, as well as protecting your intellectual property.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

💡How Cottam Brush have survived as a business, against so many challenges, as a sixth generation family business and why intellectual property support, as they’ve innovated, has been such a big part of this
💡How online crime is on the rise, and how small medium businesses SMEs are at risk if they don’t protect themselves
💡The types of free guidance and support small businesses can access through the BIPC North East

For more details:
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This podcast has been made possible with the kind sponsorship of the British Library and Newcastle City Council.
🦩Recorded at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio
💡Executive Producers: Ashleigh King & Sarah Turnbull
🎥Technical Production: Joel Lowson & Krzysztof Furgala
Hashtags: #BIPCPodcast #LetsTalkAbout #BIPCNorthEast #IntellectualProperty #CyberSecurity

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