SME News March 2017

2 SME NEWS / March 2017 Editor’s Note , Welcome to the first edition of SME News Magazine, which showcases the latest news, announcements about enterprises throughout the UK. SME News is much more than just a magazine; we also offer an easy to use website, newsletter and a series of awards programmes. In this edition, we look at how the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the games industry, TIGA, has urged UK games developers to examine whether they can claim tax Credits and not look a gift horse in the mouth. We discover how a Welsh law firm, with an international reputation for tackling Intellectual Property (IP) crime – is to establish a global IP anti- piracy HQ in Cardiff. Which is set to create 71 new high skilled jobs with support from the Welsh Government. Elsewhere, on the 22nd March the European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a £20 million senior loan to AccessBank to finance projects promoted by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Azerbaijan. I truly hope you enjoy reading this captivating edition. Jessica Daykin, Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6842 Email: [email protected] Website: www.sme-news.co.uk AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

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