Scottish intellectual property firm celebrates 10th anniversary with turnover growth

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A GLASGOW based intellectual property firm is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an increase turnover of £2.7m in 12 months.

Lawrie IP recorded the healthy turnover, an increase of £0.5m on the previous report of £2.2m

The firm is continuing to recruit people to meet  demand and allow the business to further expand, with plans to grow to 35 staff by 2023.

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Donald Lawrie Lawrie IP at 310 St Vincent St.

Lawrie IP has recently made a senior appointment with Jim Robertson taking up the newly created role of Head of Life Sciences.

The firm announced other appointments such as Simon Taylor joining as the Head of Operations as well as new additions to its legal teams.

Dr Donald Lawrie said: “It has been really rewarding to see Lawrie IP grow to be an established and successful IP firm with a turnover of £2.7m in the space of ten years.

“Since starting out we’ve recruited many excellent people and we have enjoyed working with clients across a range of sectors, from food and drink to life sciences.

“Despite Covid-19, we’ve managed to further expand the firm in the last few months and have made a number of significant appointments.

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Ten bottles of the anniversary whisky were created for the company

To mark its tenth anniversary, the company has had ten bottles of a 10-year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky bottled by one of its clients, another Glasgow-based firm, Douglas Laing & Company Limited.

Dr Lawrie added:”The experience of having our staff working remotely has also given us confidence to expand the firm outside of Scotland and we will be looking to create a presence in England in 2021.

“The focus now is on continuing to expand the firm by providing an excellent service to our existing clients, as well as bringing in new business.

“I’d also like to thank the Scottish business community for the support we’ve received in the last 10 years.”