Victoria & Debbie2Farleys Solicitors has set up a brand new service specifically targeting female entrepreneurs across Lancashire.

The firm has been working with a large numbers of start ups launched by women in the past 12 months and created the service to offer specific advice on Company and Employment law.

Commenting on the launch Debbie King, Partner at Farleys, said: “We have seen a marked increase in the number of women setting up their own business in the past 12 months and wanted to create a bespoke service specifically to ensure all their needs are met at our ‘one stop’ shop. Sectors where they are flourishing include the media/creative industries, catering, recruitment and retail. This is also evident in recent statistics from the Federation of Small Businesses which shows a dramatic number of women starting-up businesses than at any previous time. Half (49.5%) of small firms established in the past two years in retail, or hotels, catering and leisure are owned primarily by women”.

The firm have also noticed that a large proportion of employees taken on by the new start ups are also women. Head of Employment at Farleys, Victoria Mitchell, comments: “Our clients are also employing high numbers of women who require flexible working hours so our services are proving invaluable in terms of developing contracts that are suitable for both parties”.

The services available to female entrepreneurs will be offered through a series of free one hour initial advice sessions, bookable in advance by contacting the firm.

“It’s particularly encouraging in the current economic climate that women are increasingly taking the decision to be their own boss and set up their own business, with a particular focus on retail. We hope that our service will go some way to help them launch and manage a successful business for years to come.”

For further information about Farleys’ service please telephone 01254 229 800.

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