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Higgs awards celebrate success

As the nominees for this year’s Oscars look forward to their big night next month, Higgs & Sons’ Academy Award winners are already reflecting on their own successes after a night of celebration for the Midlands firm.

Higgs & Sons Academy Awards 2015, took place at Wolverhampton’s Molineux stadium last Friday, January 16. The ceremony was an opportunity for the firm to celebrate the achievements of the past 12 months and highlight just some of the individuals who helped contribute to another incredible year.

The seven award categories celebrated success in areas including Service, Technical Excellence and Innovation. Nominees and winners in each category were chosen by colleagues across the firm.

“The Higgs & Sons Academy Awards is a fantastic forum through which we celebrate our team,” said Managing Partner, Paul Hunt.

“It has been another tremendous year for Higgs & Sons, and these seven categories highlight just some of the many individuals and the work they do each year to contribute to the on-going success of this firm.”

The Award ceremony was presided over by former Olympian, Roger Black, with each award generously sponsored by one of Higgs’ business partners or suppliers.

Paul concluded: “It was a tough decision for the judges this year as the nominations really did show the strength in depth of the firm and just how many talented individuals we have in our ranks.  Our people have said the most wonderful things about their colleagues. So well done to all our winners and those who were highly commended.”

Higgs & Sons is based in the heart of the Black Country at the Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill. The growing team now boasts 100 plus specialist lawyers available to support clients in a comprehensive range of business and private sectors.

Picture Caption: From left, Paul Hunt, Roger Black and Nick Moxon

Full list of awards:

Business Development Award, sponsored by Conscious Solutions

Winner: Jamie De Souza

Highly commended: Sarah Martin, Stewart Coles


Compliance Award, sponsored by DACS

Winner: Kulsuma Begum

Highly commended: Ian Bond, Alex Heer


Finance Award, sponsored by Alto Digital

Winner: Claire Burnell

Highly commended: Matt Longville, Estates Administration Team (Sarah Cairns, Sharon Compson and Ruth Round and Roslyn Grainger)


Innovation Award, sponsored by BigHand

Winner: Richard Saxton

Highly commended: Helen Hill


Team Award, sponsored by Connect PR

Winner: Lydia Howell

Highly commended: Katie Willems, Sandra Daw


Technical Excellence Award, sponsored by NatWest Business

Winners: Richard Ferguson, Lisa Whitehouse

Highly commended: Rhian Gray, Philip Gray


Service Award, sponsored by BackleyBlack

Winner: Sam Calvert

Highly commended: Kathryn Hale, Sarah Murphy, Sue Allen