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CREATIVE and digital businesses will soon be able consult with a range of industry experts as part of a new support programme at Barnsley Digital Media Centre.

A programme of events to help businesses with finance, investment, copyright, social media and procurement gets underway on September 1 at the centre in County Way.

The first session, which is free to attend, will be an Intellectual Property clinic by lawyer Jane Lambert from NIPC Law.

She specialises in helping start-ups and other small businesses protect and exploit their investment in brands, design, technology and creative works.

In October the focus turns to finance and Finance Yorkshire, Angels Den, Screen Yorkshire, GFA Accountants and business finance support service Red Sky Corporate Services will hold a session.

It takes place at the Digital Media Centre on October 11.

A Meet the Buyers event is planned for November.

The aim is to give creative and digital businesses an insight into the minds of potential customers.

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n The digital media centre hosts regular coffee and networking sessions for business people.

The idea is that the OpenCoffee sessions are an open house for ideas and people.

There are no speakers or formalities - the idea is for those in the creative and digital industries to have a coffee and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

The next event is on Wednesday, September 12 from 10am until 12pm.