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