April 24, 2014
Shakespeares backs growing family businesses
Shakespeares, the second largest law firm in the Midlands, is backing the regions only not-for-profit independent Awards for family businesses and their owners.
The firm is sponsor of the Fastest Growing Family Business category in the Midlands Family Business Awards that is organised by third generation family business The Wilson Organisation.
“In the last five years, Shakespeares has successfully grown to become one of the Midlands leading and largest law firms,” comments Charlotte Perkins, MD of The Wilson Organisation.
“The firm’s first hand experience of undertaking a successful fast growth, expansion strategy, combined with its Midlands wide presence, will bring a fresh, new and highly relevant dimension to the Fastest Growing Family Business category and the Awards as a whole.”
She adds: “As a charitable initiative, we are indebted to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters, and we are delighted that Shakespeares is involved in the Awards this year.”
David Stevenson, partner and head of the commercial services division at Shakespeares, said: “Family businesses are one of the most powerful segments of the Midlands economy. Our business has been built on the foundation of long-term expertise in advising family and owner-managed entrepreneurial businesses from our offices throughout the Midlands.”
Duncan James, partner and head of the corporate team at Shakespeares, added: “We are delighted to be associated with the Family Business Awards and as a rapidly growing business ourselves, to be sponsoring the Fastest Growing Family Business Award. Helping fast growing businesses achieve their ambitions is at the heart of the advice we deliver. When they succeed, we succeed.”
2014 is the fifth year for the not-for-profit, independent Awards. Family businesses can enter free of charge and submissions can be made from the 1st May when the Awards have their official launches at a lunchtime event at the Library of Birmingham and a ‘teatime tapas’ event at Iberico Derby.
Since their launch, the not-for-profit Awards have raised in the region of £20,000 for charities supporting young people and enterprise. For the fourth consecutive year, they have Midlands’ accountants and business advisors Smith Cooper as headline sponsor.
The reigning Midlands Family Business of the Year is manufacturer Belton Massey, Europe’s largest independent manufacturer of high quality, non-original catalytic converters.
The Wilson Organisation, based in Nottingham, provides innovative insurance and financial solutions to businesses and individuals both regionally and nationally. For more information, visit: www.wilorg.com, or Tel: 0115 942 0111.
For more information about Shakespeares, visit: www.shakespeares.co.uk