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We are proud to support the 21st Gloucestershire Business Awards

06 April 2018

Entries to this year’s Gloucestershire Business Awards are now open, and our firm is delighted to once again lend our support by sponsoring the ‘Family Business of the Year’ category.

A must-attend event in the county’s business calendar, the awards are now in their 21st year of acknowledging exceptional local business talent and innovation.

One of the 14 awards to be presented on the night, the ‘Family Business of the Year’ category is open to companies large and small across the county in which founding families are still significantly involved. The judges will be considering factors such as the development of future leaders and how the business has managed to transition between generations.

Our firm has counted well-known family businesses among our clients for over seven decades. Advising generations upon generations of business owners, we provide them with commercially-minded legal support through every step of their individual journeys.

The day-to-day challenges that family businesses tend to face are diverse. Balancing the need to achieve commercial goals with the different viewpoints and sometimes complicated dynamics within families is no simple task, but when things go right, the results can be inspirational and highly rewarding.

Gloucestershire’s vibrant business community is built on success stories like these, and great family businesses within the county deserve to be recognised.

Commenting on our involvement in the awards, Paul Symes-Thompson, head of our corporate & commercial team said: “Our lawyers help many Gloucestershire businesses large and small achieve their objectives through commercially-sound, tailored legal advice, and we take account of their individual journeys and unique hurdles. Family businesses never cease to inspire us; they not only propel the UK economy, they are also a vital ingredient in every thriving local business community.

“We are pleased to be supporting an award that recognises the talent, innovation and hard work behind the success of county family businesses. We look forward to presenting the award to the deserving winner this October”.

Entries close on 2 August and the awards ceremony will be on 11 October. View the entry criteria and more information on how to enter here, or book your tickets here.


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