Law firm Willans LLP has been ingrained in the Cheltenham community since 1947. Having been started by Alec Willans as a ‘one-man band’, the firm now employs around 75 staff and has gained a reputation for being one of the region’s major legal heavyweights. Despite enjoying steady growth over the years, earning recognition in national legal guides and counting household names among its now-clients, the firm has never forgotten its Cheltenham roots. Its four Regency offices remain in the heart of the town, on the iconic Imperial Square.
The firm is proud to sponsor the Family Business of the Year award as part of the inaugural Cheltenham Awards. Entries are open to family firms, irrespective of size, and judges will be considering factors such as the businesses’ core values and commitment to Cheltenham throughout the judging process.
Commenting on the firm’s involvement in the awards, corporate & commercial partner Paul Symes-Thompson said: “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.
“Our lawyers help many family-owned businesses large and small achieve their objectives through commercially-sound, tailored legal advice, and we take account of their individual journeys and diverse hurdles.
“We are pleased to be supporting an award that recognises the talent, innovation and hard work behind the success of Cheltenham’s family businesses.”
Willans’ multi-disciplinary team spends all day, every day helping companies large and small with complex corporate, commercial, employment and property business decisions.
The firm has been Lexcel-accredited for a decade this April. This is a stamp of quality awarded by the Law Society, assuring clients that the firm is well-run and provides a high quality service.
For clear guidance and support, call 01242 514000 or visit www.willans.co.uk.