Midlands lawyer judges national business awards

A leading Midlands commercial lawyer has been invited to sit on the panel of two prestigious business awards.

Kate Legg, a solicitor at award-winning legal firm Higgs & Sons, was invited by the bfa (British Franchise Association) to judge June’s HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards and will also sit on the panel judging the forthcoming HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards.

The awards highlight the outstanding business acumen, passion and achievement of franchise businesses across the UK. The awards put standards, ethics and best practice at the top of their agenda.

Higgs is one of only a small number of firms accredited by the bfa and Kate, an experienced franchise lawyer, joined Sir Bernard Ingram, President of the bfa and Catherine Hayes, head of franchise at HSBC to judge the awards.

Speaking of her time as a judge on the awards, Kate said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the two days and I was enormously impressed by the standard of entries.

“One aspect that particularly stood out was the number of finalists who are leaders in their respective industries, in many cases, to the extent that they are shaping government and regulatory policy. They have become the ‘go to’ organisations for best practice in their fields. This is clear evidence not only that franchising works, but also of the significant role that franchising has to play in the British economy.”

If you are interested in purchasing a franchise Kate can provide expert advice. She can be contacted on 0845 111 5050 or by email kate.legg@higgsandsons.co.uk.