Thornton and law firm
Mills & Reeve have
formed a partnership with
Trust, an independent company set up by the government to reduce climate
change caused by carbon emissions, to work on the trust’s ‘incubation scheme’.
The scheme aims to provide investment opportunities in technology start-up
companies developing low-carbon technologies, according to The Lawyer.com.
Companies accepted for incubation will receive up to £60,000 of financial
support from the Carbon Trust over a 12 to18 month period while Mills &
Reeve will provide all the legal advice.
Grant Thornton will contribute to the trust by advising on company and
commercial matters, as well as patents, intellectual property (IP) and licensing
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'