Shakespeare Martineau bring “enterprising spirit” to business awards

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Submitted by fcorby on Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:22


The Nottingham Post Business Awards returns on the evening of Wednesday 22 May and as the main event draws ever closer, more businesses from the Nottinghamshire community are extending their support.


Top 50 law firm, Shakespeare Martineau have confirmed their involvement as they proudly get behind one of the 15 award categories celebrated on the night.


Spread across eight country-wide offices, including one at the Waterfront House in Nottingham, the award-winning firm works with blue-chip companies, leading organisations, high street brands and individuals from across the UK.


This is the first time the firm has been involved with the Nottingham Post Business Awards and it is the Business Entrepreneur of the Year award which they chose to support.


The category highlights entrepreneurs who are the creators, innovators and go-getters behind some of the region’s most successful businesses.  


Duncan James, Head of Shakespeare Martineau’s Nottingham Office said: “As a firm we have an enterprising spirit and clear ambition to do things differently.


“As one of our key values is entrepreneurship, we are delighted to be able to recognise, reward and meet some of the most innovative and successful businesses in the region.”


As well as significantly impacting the local business community by protecting and growing businesses and personal wealth, Shakespeare Martineau is committed to actively contributing to the community in other ways too.


Mr James explained: “The phrase ‘responsible business’ embodies our approach to running a business and how we connect with our communities. Our vision is to have a positive impact in all that we do and contribute to a better and brighter future for our people, our community and our environment.


“The firm has a nominated charity, which is voted for by our people and which we support for a period of three years – our current charity is Cancer Research UK. Alongside this, we champion our clients’ and employees’ charitable activities through participation and sponsorship.


“For example, in the Nottingham office we have joined up to the Walkers’ crisp packet recycling scheme, where they have teamed up with recyclers TerraCycle to make it easier for people to recycle crisp packets and reduce the impact on the environment.


“Empty crisp packets are sent off to Walkers, where they are cleaned and shredded to turn them into plastic pellets. These pellets could then transformed into park benches, plant pots, watering cans and cool bags. We also earn reward points for doing this, which can be redeemed as a monetary donation to local charities.”


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