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Spencers shortlisted for 'Community Contribution of the Year' in Business Awards

October 15, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Derbyshire Times Business Awards recognise and celebrate the very best in local business and commerce

The Derbyshire Times Business Awards have released this years shortlisted nominations, and Spencers Solicitors are thrilled to announce they have been nominated in the category of 'Community Contribution of the Year'.

The award comes in recognition of the firms dedicated support to a great many community initiatives, pledging time and resources to support local schools, charities and community groups.

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Examples of their community work include the firm's long-standing backing of the Ashgate Hospice through various fund-raising events and activities to support staff and patients, their partnership with the Chesterfield FC Community Trust to promote sports participation and social inclusion within the local area, and their multiple educational initiatives which aim to improve the future career prospects of Chesterfield's young people.

One such initiative is their comprehensive work experience programme, which is highly praised by students and teachers alike. Nicky Beards from Brookfield Community School commented:

"Spencers has provided a high quality, well-structured work experience placement for many years. Our students always return to school full of enthusiasm and report back about the variety of tasks and the interesting things they experienced...We also appreciate the further interviewer support given for our annual Year 11 mock interview programme. Our students feel better-prepared for future interviews they will experience."

Commenting on their recognition, Spencers CEO Rob Landman said:

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"As a local business, Spencers is privileged to support the local community in any way we can, and our various initiatives are intended to give back to the community we all call home. We will strive to continue supporting so many worthy causes, and hope others are encouraged to do the same. This recognition is also one that simply wouldn't be possible without the dedication of our fantastic staff, and we are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award as a reflection of their contribution and dedication throughout the year."

This year's Derbyshire Times Business Awards are sponsored by Destination Chesterfield and will be held on Thursday 12th November 2015 at Chesterfield Football club.

The night will see a drinks reception and three course dinner for all nominees and sponsors, before the category winners are announced at the evening's award ceremony.

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