Regan Peggs worked with Artichoke Design to provide specialist legal support and ultimately secure a successful sale of the business.


About Artichoke Design

Launched in 2001, Artichoke Design was a graphic design and print agency based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The company worked with local SMEs to provide services from printing and signage to graphic design, SEO and website design. Set up by two brothers, Rich and David Morris, the company garnered a loyal customer base, with clients returning time and time again for the personal and expert service offered. After 19 successful years, Rich and David decided it was time to sell Artichoke Design.


What Regan Peggs did for Artichoke Design

Debt Collection

Regan Peggs supported Artichoke Design with debt recovery which involved:

  • Letters before claim
  • Obtaining court judgement
  • Enforcing judgement

The successful collection of debt ensured the smooth running of the business.


Sale of business

Having set up the business when they were more or less fresh out of university, the founders of Artichoke Design decided it was time for them to sell. Regan Peggs handled the sale of the business to Nettl which involved:


Share Purchase Agreement

Agreement to sell the business.

  • Which shares were sold
  • Negotiating the price of the shares
  • Agreeing the stages of payment
  • Ensuring warranties were not given inappropriately
  • Making sure to plan for tax implications
  • Agreeing restrictive covenants on the founders’ future activities to ensure there would be no interference with their future plans
  • Confidentiality


Employment Contract for company founder Rich

Part of the deal was that Rich would go to work for Nettl. Regan Peggs negotiated the terms of this employment with him:

  • Job title
  • Salary
  • Terms
  • Restrictive covenants

Regan Peggs is very pleased to report that Artichoke Design successfully sold in 2019 to Nettl.


Who is Nettl?


Based in Birmingham’s city centre, Nettl is a local design and marketing team that knows how to make a real noise about any business, event or promotion.

Nettl specialises in:

  • Design
  • Print
  • Website
  • SEO
  • Signs
  • Exhibitions

Nettl is more than just web design, it’s a designer, printer and website creator all under one roof, working in partnership with businesses to deliver on-brand results that convert browsers into buyers.


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