Ukie Hotline 2020 – Get Free Advice from Industry Experts

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

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 Jane Ru 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