There’s no denying that every business journey makes for an interesting story. From those optimistic beginnings that are full of excitement and promise to the more challenging times, where there seems to be no end goal in sight; no matter how big or small an organisation, the ups and downs are something that we all seem to have in common.

Being part of a diverse business community, the offer of trusted contacts, advice and having market leading services at your fingertips can make all the difference. Entrepreneurs that pull together through the more difficult periods and prosper are bound to be stronger together, which is exactly what we promote here at the Yorkshire Mafia (YM).

Bringing together a wealth of businesses from an array of sectors, Leeds Business Week (LBW) is here to ensure that the all-important support system that you may come to rely on has never been more accessible and what better place to start than with Levi Solicitors, the legal experts with more than 80-years experience.


Whilst many issues can be overcome with a cup of tea and a reality check, one of the more concerning hurdles that businesses can face is a legal dispute.

Legal challenges often come as a shock and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and utterly out of control when presented with a problem, particularly when a swift response is imperative. At times like these, when the stakes are high, having a go-to legal firm takes some of the panic out of the equation, allowing matters to be dealt with confidently and professionally.

Steven Newdall, Managing Partner of LBW sponsors, Levi Solicitors, comments:

“Our aim has always been to support ordinary, working people in situations that we know can be both complex and overwhelming. One of our specialisms is professional negligence and we’re here to assist both individuals and businesses alike to bring claims against those that have acted improperly.”


Thankfully, it’s not all doom and gloom!

As a law firm with a wealth of experience and know-how, Levi Solicitors have a broad range of services and are just as committed to supporting the start of an organisation’s journey in order to guide people through the process of buying a business, arranging new commercial premises and employment matters. Likewise, the firm’s support extends to individuals as the practice offers advice on everything from wills and probate, immigration, personal injury and more.

So, whatever those next steps or big changes – be it professional or personal – when legalities are involved it’s more reassuring than ever to have a reputable company on speed dial. Explaining how sponsorship of LBW will benefit the business, Steven continues:

“Ultimately, we want our name to be at the top of people’s lists when they’re looking for legal services from both a business and personal perspective. Having previously visited the Yorkshire Mafia’s events we’re familiar with the increased visibility that these functions offer when faced with a room full of reputable SMEs from across the Yorkshire region and beyond.”


We’re very pleased to announce that Levi Solicitors will be sponsoring one of the Yorkshire Mafia’s largest drinks evenings of the year, which takes place at Chaopraya on Thursday 12th October from 6pm – 11pm.

Looking forward to engaging with the hundreds of professionals who are expected to attend the drinks evening, Levi Solicitors are hoping to meet with some familiar and not-so-familiar faces as they extend their network of contacts in Yorkshire.

Offering great networking, drinks and nibbles this is an event that is always in high demand so it’s vital that attendees book their place here.

As ever though, the Big Drinks Evening is not the only event we have taking place on the Thursday during LBW. In fact, we have too many to list! But we’ll give you a run-down of a couple of our favourites, which might encourage you to get your diary out to save the date.

First up, we have our fastest selling event of the year, the Leeds Business Week Lunch, which takes place at Bibis from 12pm – 3pm and offers a 2-course lunch and relaxed networking accompanied by some guaranteed fun. Don’t say you haven’t been warned! Tickets for this event are quickly selling out, so if you would like to attend please do get in touch.

If the Big Drinks Evening’s not your thing, loosen your tie, kick off your shoes and head down to the Ping Pong Fight Club at Leeds Corn Exchange. From 6pm – 11pm you can demonstrate your ping pong prowess and indulge in a great networking or team bonding night out. With DJ’s, pop-up bars and more, this one’s sure to serve a networking game, set and match!

For details of all of our events, why not visit the LBW website here.