Ukie is bringing forward our annual Ukie Hotline in order to help support UK video game businesses now. The Hotline gives all games companies the opportunity to get quick and free advice from industry experts across various disciplines; PR, legal, recruitment, finance, business development and much more.
With what is currently going on with COVID-19, this initiative provides the perfect opportunity to take advantage of some completely free advice from companies within our membership pool.
How does it work?
All members listed below have kindly offered up their time to help provide free advice. Each is available on the phone, email, and twitter to answer your questions, completely free of charge.
The Hotline starts today (20th March) and will continue for the foreseeable future. No end date has yet been set.
Which companies are taking part?
Below is a list of Ukie member companies taking part. Click on the respective links below to see more information about what they do, what they can help you with and how to contact them for free.
If you are a Ukie Partner Member and would like to get involved in this initiative to provide support to your fellow members then please contact Leon@ukie.org.uk.
|Link to Contact Details||
|Sheridans||Liam Price||Sheridans Contact Details||
Legal/Law advice specific to the video games industry
|Sugar||Matt Frenchman||Financing, UA finance, etc|
|Renaissance PR||Stefano Petrullo||Renaissance PR Contact Details||
Communication/PR for video games
|ICO Partners||Thomas Bidaux||ICO Partners Contact Details||Self-publishing and crowdfunding|
|Swipe Right PR||Kirsty Endfield||Swipe Right PR Contact Details||Esports and video games communication|
|Crayfish.io||Jane Ru||Crayfish.io Contact Details||Service provider for international engagement with China|
|Harbottle & Lewis LLP||Kostyantyn Lobov||Harbottle & Lewis Contact Details||Legal/Law advice specific to the video games industry|
|Identity Spark||Natalie Griffith||Identity Spark Contact Details||Branding, communication, and PR|
|Lee & Thomspon||Julian Ward||Lee & Thompson Contact Details||Legal/Law advice specific to the video games industry|
|Big Games Machine||James Kaye||Big Games Machine Contact Details||PR Agency, global launches with media and influencers. Consumer & B2B|
|Shipleys LLP||Terry Bourne||Shipleys LLP Contact Details||Accounting and tax advice for the video games sector|
|Caxton FX Limited||Joseph Wass||Caxton FX Contact Details||International payments, FX risk management|
|Plus Accounting||Luke Thomas||Plus Accounting Contact Details||Accounting and tax services for the video game sector|
|Aardvark Swift||Rian Luke||Aardvark Swift Contact Details||Leading video game recruiter|
|Universally Speaking||Tim Horton||Universally Speaking Contact Details||Localization, QA, Audio|
|GG Insurance Services||Phil Wildman||GG Insurance Contact Details||Insurance for the games sector|
|Little Big PR||Alex Verrey||Little Big PR Contact Details||PR Agency, influencers, press|
|IHDC||Ian Hamilton||IHDC Contact Details||Accessibility for disabled gamers|
|Plan of Attack||Chris Clarke||Plan of Attack Contact Details||European and North American media communications and influencer agency|
|SimpleCloud||Olivier Wolff||SimpleCloud Contact Details||Remote working software solution for studios|
|Laytons LLP||Brian Miller||Laytons LLP Contact Details||Legal/Law advice specific to the video games industry|
|Halo Financial||Michael Hart||Halo Financial Contact Details||International payments, FX risk management|
|BFI Certification Unit||Anna & Stuart||BFI Contact Details||Applications for VGTR|
|Monteith Partners||Chris Hodson||Monteith Partners Contact Details||Global payments specialist|
|AudioMob||Ben Williams||AudioMob Contact Details||AudioMob offer non-intrusive audio for video games|
|Kiln||Ben Williams||Kiln Contact Details||Growth agency specializing in business development|
|Irwin Mitchell LLP||Laura Harper||Irwin Mitchell LLP Contact Details||Legal/Law advice specific to the video games industry|
|Myriad Associates||Chris Dowsett||Myriad Associates Contact Details||Video games tax relief, R&D tax credits & grants|
|ModSquad||Clive Jefferies||ModSquad Contact Details||Global provider of on-demand digital engagement services|
|See contact details||Andy Payne||Contact Details||How to handle a crisis & working from home|
|Barclays||Jon Paterson||Barclays Contact Details||VGTR, business support, and general support|
|Cambridge Global Payments||Joseph Dunkley||Cambridge Global Details||International payments, FX Risk Management|
|HSBC UK||Paul Stroud||HSBC Contact Details||Personal financial advice|