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Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has acted for the National Football Museum ahead of its launch tomorrow.

The firm advised the museum on the lease of the Urbis centre, its new home in Manchester, and the negotiation of its grant funding contract with Manchester City Council.

The legal team at Brabners Chaffe Street was made up of Ross Shine, Property Partner, John Boydell, Corporate Partner and Stephen Claus, Charities and Social Enterprise Partner.

North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street advised the North American shareholder/investor on the disposal of Excelsior Technologies to an MBO team announced today.

Headquartered in Deeside, North Wales, Excelsior employs over 200 staff and operates from four sites, one in Lancashire, two in Deeside and one in North Carolina, USA. They design and manufacture a portfolio of innovative packaging products and supplies to a range of blue chip clients across the food and medical packaging sectors, including Birds Eye, Haribo, Premier Foods and SC Johnson.

North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised office furniture and stationery business Egan Reid on the acquisition of the business and assets of Head Office Supplies for an undisclosed sum.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has been reappointed to Yorkshire Bank's regional legal panel which covers the west of the UK.

The regional panel provides Yorkshire Bank's Integrated Financial Solutions Centres with a regionalised panel of law firms to deal with general banking work. Brabners Chaffe Street will advise the Bank's Financial Solutions Centres across the west of the UK, including those in Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Lancaster, Blackburn, Bolton and Cheshire.

Entrepreneurs from across the North West gathered in Manchester to pitch their business ideas to a group of investors who are offering funding to companies that are finding it difficult to access bank finance.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised Platts Harris Limited, which is part of Lookers plc, on the acquisition of the business and assets of Golf and Turf Machinery.

Platts Harris Limited's main activities are the sales, service and parts supply of agricultural, construction and groundcare machinery, covering the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, part of South Yorkshire and West Lincolnshire. The management team is made up of Simon Wilson, Ken Holmes and Kevin Petley.

In today's Autumn Statement, two tax announcements were made by the Chancellor George Osborne as part of the Government's vision to make the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business:

1. The Government is introducing the new Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) to encourage investment in new start up companies. This will be in addition to Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts which are currently available to individuals.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised expanding nursery group All About Children Limited, on eight acquisitions over the last twelve months.

All About Children was set up by entrepreneur Russell Ford, the former chief executive of Asquith Nurseries. All eight nurseries are situated in the Midlands and the South East, with the latest acquisitions being from international educational consultancy and not-for-profit organisation, CfBT Education Trust. 

Begbies Traynor Group plc (the “Group”), the specialist professional services consultancy, today announces it has completed the sale of Red Flag A!ert LLP, which operates the Red Flag Alert credit risk database that enables subscribers to target, assess and monitor the performance of customers, suppliers and competitors.

Manchester's first city centre BNI chapter, BNI Rylands, has appointed Simon Lewis from law firm Brabners Chaffe Street as Chapter Director.

BNI (standing for Business Network International) is the world's largest word of mouth referral organisation and when launched in November 2011 BNI Rylands was the first chapter in Manchester city centre. Its members meet weekly to pass each other business opportunities through word of mouth referrals.