Still time to attend one of our Hub Crawls!

The annual Ukie Hub Crawl is back again this year - with the theme ‘Getting Investment Ready’!

(See bottom of page for dates and registration links)

Not sure what the Hub Crawl is? The Hub Crawl is a series of free events organised by Ukie that will occur all around the UK, from Brighton to Glasgow, which bring together games businesses to hear and share the latest thinking on business growth.

This year’s Hub Crawl will focus on helping games businesses get investment ready.

Each event will feature short, informative sessions by industry experts sharing their knowledge to help you support the growth of your businesses, followed by a games panel of local games companies discussing their own experiences. After this, there’ll be a fantastic chance to network, share ideas, eat pizza, and have a drink with your peers!

This is a fantastic opportunity to soak up some top tips on getting your games business investment-ready and establish or improve networks in your area. Everyone in the games industry, new or old, is free to come. Feel free to invite your friends, colleagues and peers for what will be a fun and informative event.

The precise content may differ slightly in each location, but our 2019 Hub Crawl will often feature one of our kind sponsors, media law firm Sheridans. Sheridans will be presenting on how to get your business into a more attractive position to best take advantage of the many excellent investment and funding opportunities available for games and interactive entertainment companies in the UK. The topics covered in their presentations will include:

  • Setting up a private limited company
  • The types of investment and funding available
  • Health-checks/due diligence steps to consider (that investors will be looking out for)

Not only that, but Sheridan will also share their ‘top tips’ on what they have seen work well for clients - including those that they have supported from initial humble beginnings to later global successes.

With sixteen locations spread across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to get involved wherever you are. And best of all - its all completely free (including the pizza!)

Special thanks to our sponsors Sheridans and Jagex.

See upcoming dates below (click links to register). 

Edinburgh: 4 February

Guilford: 12 February

Ipswich: 19 February 

Belfast: 21 February 

Cardiff: 25 February 

Newcastle: 27 February 

Brighton: 4 March

Liverpool: 12 March 

London: 9 April

Bristol: 25 April

Cambridge: 22 May 

Manchester: Date TBC

Portsmouth/Southampton: Date TBC

Nottingham: Date TBC

Leamington Spa: Date TBC

Dundee: Date TBC