Friday, 16 December 2011

Award success for Martin-Kaye client

One of our clients has secured a prestigious business award for their innovative products. The Green Roof Tile Company, which is based on the Battlefield Enterprise Park in Shrewsbury, scooped the Lord Stafford Award for Sustainability for their new Envirotile product.

Stuart Haynes, who is a senior member of our Commercial Team, handles their account and was invited to attend the official presentation at the University of Birmingham's Great Hall. "It really was a fantastic evening and I'm so proud of Trevor Wakefield and his team - they've worked incredibly hard to develop the Envirotile and to see their efforts recognised at such a high level is a real credit to them," said Stuart.

The Green Roof Tile Company was created with the aim of helping the environment, and has developed a technically advanced alternative to the slate and concrete roof tiles currently on the market. They worked on the project with the University of Wolverhampton and received the award for their partnership approach.

The Lord Stafford Awards were developed in 1997 to celebrate and showcase the best in collaboration between business and universities, and for the first time this year the awards covered both the West and East Midlands with the winners across four categories.

Pic: Stuart Haynes (left) from Martin-Kaye LLP Solicitors and Trevor Wakefield from the award-winning Green Roof Tile Company

Thursday, 15 December 2011

It's a wrap!

Staff from our Personal Injury Team have Christmas all wrapped up when it comes to raising cash for charity.

They volunteered to help on the Christmas gift wrapping stand in Telford Shopping Centre, wrapping presents for members of the public for a minimum donation of £1, to raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Sophie Davies, for the team, said: "Midlands Air Ambulance staff, fundraisers and various local volunteers manned the stand for a week to raise vital charity cash. And we decided to volunteer our time for a day to help them boost their total - it turned out to be a very busy session for Santa's newest little helpers!"

The gift wrapping stand is opposite Debenhams in the town centre, and is supporting several different charities in the run-up to Christmas.

The Midlands Air Ambulance is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 34,000 missions averaging 3,000 per year or nearly ten each day, making it one of the longest-established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.

Pic: Community fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Maria Jones (in red) with, from left, Lynsey Kilvert, Clare Pitchford, Sophie Davies and Alison Thornton (all from Martin-Kaye LLP Solicitors)