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Thrings wins at inaugural entrepreneur awards event in Bristol

Thrings’ efforts to support fledgling businesses and start-ups across the South West has been recognised at the first-ever EntreConf Awards.

The awards event, which was held at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, is a celebration of entrepreneurialism in the region, recognising the biggest success stories across a range of categories. A brand-new event, the awards support the long-running conference of the same name. 

Picking up the award for Best Legal Advisor, Thrings was well represented on the night with Partners Kate Westbrook and Mike Tomlin joined by fellow lawyers from the Corporate and Commercial team Joe Watkins and Georgina James

In recognising Thrings as the winner, the judges’ feedback highlighted the firm’s long-standing role in bringing entrepreneurs and funders together, helping to broker successful business relationships on behalf of their clients. 

Kate Westbrook, Head of Commercial, who accepted the award on behalf of the firm, said: “It is an absolute privilege to have won the first EntreConf legal award and to have shared the stage with some very worthy winners on what was a fantastic night. 

“Lawyers are really just the supporting act for entrepreneurs, helping them to take the necessary risks that lead to their success and it is always a delight to see our clients go on to achieve their goals. This award is very much the icing on the cake!” 

The Thrings Business GrowthCorporate and Commercial lawyers are specialists in helping businesses from start-ups to multinational firms thrive by getting to know your business and your goals, providing practical business advice tailored to your circumstances. To find out how they can help you, get in contact today

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Thrings Solicitors in Swindon have been providing legal advice to businesses and individuals for almost 300 years.

6 Drakes Meadow, Swindon, SN3 3LL

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