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Business has been liberated

The Argus announces there is a freedom revolution going on which is taking the business world by storm, according to Penina Shepherd of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW. The article explains The Freedom Revolution, how business people in the revolution use their business and career as an extension of themselves to create something meaningful. Business People are starting to put passion and purpose over profit. (Pages 24 & 25 The Argus 19.07.16)…. read more

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Opportunity Knocks for Brighton

Penina Shepherd, MD and Founder of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW, was one of two Keynote Speakers at Opportunity Knocks in the cricket Ground in Hove on 6 July. The event was well attended with over 150 business people in attendance…. read more

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The Freedom Revolution takes Amazon by storm!

The brand new inspirational business book by Penina Shepherd is now available and after only 5 days of being published on Amazon.co.uk it is at the top 5 bestsellers! (Well at number 4 actually but who’s counting?! We are!)…. read more

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Penina speaks at Wired Sussex – Protecting your intellectual property

Wired Sussex hold Breakfast sessions that share best practice on various subjects. For the 23rd June 2016 it was the subject of protecting your intellectual property… read more

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The new issue of Platinum Business Magazine features The Freedom Revolution

The new issue of Platinum Business Magazine features brand new bestseller The Freedom Revolution by Penina Shepherd on page 61…. read more

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Penina Shepherd is Guest Speaker at Ride the Wave

Ride the Wave is a programme of affordable, practical support for businesses at every stage of their journey. It’s funded and led by Brighton and Hove City Council, and designed and delivered by Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce… read more

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A Convention of a Different Kind … The ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION 2016

This year saw a record attendance at the seventh ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION held at The Grand, Brighton on 10th May. That should come as no surprise considering the line up of prestigious Speakers, fascinating workshops, abundant networking opportunities with over 250 CEO’s not to mention… read more

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A Convention of a Different Kind…

The ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION 2016 features in Platinum Business Magazine – Issue 24 Sussex Edition. Take a look and we feature on pages 16 and 17! read more

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Thriving at Wayfinder Woman

The Wayfinder Woman Inaugural Conference was held on 22nd April at East Sussex National. Penina gave the opening talk, ‘Thriving on your Passion’, amongst top speakers and inspired the audience by sharing her personal journey of setting up ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW from a complete standstill… read more

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Penina Shepherd Judge on Young Start-up Talent

Five promising young entrepreneurs took to the Young Start-up Talent den to propose their business plans in an effort to win a 50k prize fund worth of business support and services. Thales was home to this year’s finalists while they pitched for the prize of a lifetime to some of Gatwick’s leading business men and women…. read more

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Entrepreneur of the Year (British Chamber of Commerce)

Penina Shepherd, the Founder and MD of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW, has been named as the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year category in the South of England by the British Chambers of Commerce… read more

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The year the Zebras came to Sussex

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION, an event which has become a mainstay of the local business calendar, and the team at ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW pulled out all the stops to ensure that this would be a year to remember… read more

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The Law of the Jungle

approximately 270 business executives booked to come along to the glitzy launch cocktail party that was held at the grand Gatwick Mercedes Showroom. Guests were greeted with a glass of Champagne on arrival together with an Acumen Cash Card with £300.00 to use on legal fees. A nice touch, we thought… read more

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Penina’s Way (Front cover)

ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW managing director Penina Shepherd tells James Lancaster why she wanted to do things differently… read more

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A Law unto herself (pages 13 & 14);

ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW managing director Penina Shepherd tells James Lancaster why she wanted to do things differently… read more

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Chamber Hero

This month’s Chamber Heroes blog comes from Penina Shepherd, MD and Commercial Solicitor at ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW… read more

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Spotlight Supper with Penina Shepherd

The August Spotlight Supper with Penina Shepherd “in the spotlight”… read more

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A real life story- goals & achievements

Yesterday I attended a Business Convention organised by Acumen Business Law at The Grand Hotel in Brighton. The event was attended by over 150 people and is a testimony to what can be achieved when you have leadership and team working… read more

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Acumen Business Convention 2014 with Levi Roots

A golden opportunity awaited delegates at the Acumen Business Convention, which celebrated its fifth successful year at the Grand Hotel last week… read more

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From Bedroom to Boardroom

Come along to listen to our speaker Penina Shepherd founder of Acumen Business Law, an innovative, creative business law firm with a clear vision to change the way in which legal services are being purchased in the market place… read more

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Women in Business

‘Truly inspirational’; ‘The sort of person I would want to work for’ what great accolades for Penina Shepherd who shared with us the story of achieving her long term aspirations to do something different… read more

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With Trevor McDonalds at the Finalists at Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

We are proud that our founder and MD, Penina Shepherd, was listed amongst those high profile business people to win Gatwick Diamond Business Person of the Year. This is a well worthy nomination reflecting her innovative approach in creating a truly different and successful Business Law Firm…. read more

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With Jacqueline Gold (Ann Summers) at the ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION

‘Jacqueline Gold, the Chief Executive of Ann Summers, was the Keynote Speaker at the ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION 2011 at the Brighton Dome on 07 June (attendance was by invitation only)…. read more

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With Richard Reed (Innocent)

Richard Reed, the co-founder of innocent, was the Keynote Speaker at the ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTION 2012 at the Grand Brighton on 29 May (attendance was by invitation only)…. read more

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With Levi Roots (Reggae Reggae Sauce)

From the red carpet welcome to the final note of Levi Roots’ impromptu performance, the (fifth anniversary) 2014 Acumen Business Convention was a true celebration of all that is great about business in Brighton….. read more

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With Phil Tuffnell

With the legendary Phil Tuffnell at The Grand courtesy of the lovely @IR_Ltd…. read more

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With Lord Sugar at 10 Downing Street

Penina Shepherd, Managing Director of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW, was invited by the Prime Minister to 10 Downing Street for an evening reception on Thursday 11 February 2010… read more

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With Nikki King (Isuzu Trucks)

Nikki King OBE, MD of Isuzu Truck UK and former Channel 4 Undercover Boss, had delegates rolling in the aisles as she reminisced about the trials and tribulations she had overcome to reach the top in a traditionally male dominated industry. Her refusal to accept ingrained prejudices and the value she places on leading by example made it easy to see why she was recently awarded an OBE for services to the road transport industry… read more

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Acumen Business Law Gatwick Office Launch in support of St Catherine Hospice

From the Champagne reception to the spectacular Zebra Tribal Dance by 12 talented dancers, the launch of the new Gatwick Office of ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW was a true celebration of the firm’s growth and success….. read more

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With Gatwick Diamond Business for the Milan Charity Challenge

7 cars will leave The Arora Hotel, Gatwick, on Friday 9th May at 3.30am to travel in convoy to the Eurotunnel and on arrival in Calais the route is left entirely to each team to plan! We will all be racing against Paul Cole, from Reeves Accountancy, who will make the entire journey on public transport! The winning team…. read more

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Acumen Business Convention 2014

Yes! And… humorous and exciting too. On 7th May,The Whitehawk Inn as honoured to take its place at the fifth anniversary of the Acumen Business Convention, an event which has been described as the most successful and enjoyable business convention in the area…. read more

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Acumen Business Convention supports local charity

The ACUMEN BUSINESS CONVENTIONS always used to supports local charities. This year representatives from two worthy causes attended the Convention; Ria Wilson and Analiese Doctrove from the Rockinghorse Charity which supports sick children in Sussex…. read more