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 Derby's-Finest
19th July 2017
Derby’s Finest – a new group which celebrates and supports women who make a positive contribution to the county of Derbyshire – hosted sixty-five women at its second event on Wednesday 12th July held at Derbyshire County Cricket Ground. Derby’s Finest networking group was formed in Spring 2017 by four local business women; Claire Twells - Smith Partnership Solicitors, April Hayhurst - Derby College, Bev Crighton - The University of Derby and Amanda Strong - Mercia Image Print. The four founder partners have pledged to seek out the unsung heroines of the county and to recognise their outstanding support and selfless contributions to their community. The much anticipated second event welcomed sixty-five women from a wide range of...
twentiesphere
17th July 2017
Claire Twells, Head of Dispute Solution and Business Development partner at Smith Partnership, was delighted to have been chosen to feature in a brand new business pod cast to discuss her job role and how individuals and businesses can manage debt.   The 20 minute business inspiration pod cast created by Twentisphere is going live today Monday 17th July. Claire was interviewed by Carl Benfield, founder of the company, which aims to encourage, educate and inspire business leaders with bite sized 20 minute audio post casts.   Click here to listen: http://www.twentisphere.com/stop-businesses-paying-late/   Claire Twells spoke about taking part in the pod cast: “It was very exciting to be asked to be interviewed by Carl, as he asked me to talk...
 Luke Smyth
14th July 2017
Smith Partnership is monitoring with interest The Law Commission’s newly released consultation, which will look at whether the law relating to the preparation of Wills needs to be overhauled.   Based on the eventual results of the public consultation which will conclude in November 2017, The Law Commission will present its arguments to the law makers.   The Law Commission argue that the Wills Act (which was created during the reign of Queen Victoria) is somewhat out of step with the modern world and it fails to protect the vulnerable. It is also thought that the outdated laws could also be discouraging people from making a Will in the first place. Perhaps the most interesting section of the report from Smith Partnership’s perspective...
Women in Business
13th July 2017
Smith Partnership was delighted to welcome over 50 business women from across the region who attended their sell-out Women in Business summer seminar on Thursday 6th July. With the delegates gaining powerful insight and self-coaching tips as to how our brain makes connections, from personal development business coach, Ursula Cameron. The vibrant professional Women in Business programme created by the Chamber of Commerce and its three event partners, Smith Partnership, FCM Associates and Mercure Newton Park Hotel, was very well received, giving the delegates the chance to network over lunch and gain vital personal development skills and tips. With an international career spanning 20 years in the coaching profession, Ursula helped the...
smith rainbows
11th July 2017
Smith Partnership was very proud to sponsor and take part in the glorious Rainbows Bubble Rush 5km fun run, on Saturday 8th July at Markeaton Park in Derby, with the overall winner of the race being a solicitor based in their Derby office, Nina Skilton.   The fabulous foaming colourful fun run, sponsored by Smith Partnership, is an annual event organised by Rainbows, the hospice for children and young people in Loughborough. The fund raising entrants were encouraged to run, walk, skip or dance along the 5km course – whilst being blasted with colourful foam!   Claire Twells, Partner at Smith Partnership said: “The team at Smith’s have raised over £11,000 over the last twelve months for Rainbows, as the company’s chosen charity, so we were...
Smith Partnership featured in Thomson Reuters Case Study films
5th July 2017
Smith Partnership, one of largest firms of solicitors in the East Midlands, was delighted to have been invited by Thomson Reuters to be featured in a national legal industry case study, regarding its innovative approach to marketing and business development. Thomson Reuters, global intelligence and business insight specialists, invited the leading law firm to be interviewed and filmed in London on 26th April. The company’s Business Development team were invited to be on a panel of industry leaders to discuss their innovative marketing and business development strategy, which has ultimately increased its turnover. Claire Twells, partner at Smith Partnership and Head of Business Development said: “We were absolutely thrilled to have been...
3rd July 2017
The Greyhound, smoke and craft house, in Friar Gate is delighted to be hosting Smith Partnership’s highly successful First Tuesday business networking event, on Tuesday 4th July 2017. Smith Partnership, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, has ran the popular lunch time networking initiative for Derby’s professional services community for over 12 years; offering local business owners the chance to meet and discuss shared issues and make new high quality business contacts. Victoria Booth, Marketing Manager at Smith Partnership said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming our guests at The Greyhound in July, as fellow Marketing Derby bondholders, we both share a passion for great customer service in the City centre! “I know it will...
Ursula Cameron
27th June 2017
Following the celebrations of the third anniversary in March of its Women in Business programme, the Chamber of Commerce and its three event partners are pleased to announce their summer lunch time seminar on Thursday 6th July, at The Mercure Newton Park, in Newton Solney! The summer event offers local business women the chance to gain vital personal development skills and tips from Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) member, creative business coach and mentor, Ursula Cameron. With an international career spanning 20 years in the coaching profession, Ursula will help the delegates create new skills to boost their personal development plans, helping them to create their own positive solutions for issues they face. They...
David Torrington and Claire Twells
22nd June 2017
Smith Partnership, one of largest firms of solicitors in the East Midlands, is delighted to have recently appointed fellow Marketing Derby bondholder, Sky Recruitment Solutions, to manage its employment vacancies in Derby. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in business in 2017, Smith Partnership made a strategic decision to outsource its recruitment process to utilise the multi-sector agency’s expertise, to appoint the right person for each of its vacancies. Claire Twells, partner at Smith Partnership said: “We are really looking forward to working with David Torrington and his team at Sky Recruitment, to help us find high quality candidates for all our Derby vacancies, from legal professionals to a range of administrative and support staff...
Rainbows
22nd June 2017
Rainbows, the hospice for children and young people in Loughborough, warmly welcomed our recent donation cheque of £11,185.98, following a busy 12 months of fundraising by our teams. Rainbows was chosen by our staff as the official charity for the company in May 2016 for a 12 month period. Special thanks to everyone who arranged events, took part and spent money to raise over £11k for this amazing charity. Claire Twells, Partner at Smith Partnership said: “We were delighted to raise money for the hospice over the last year and we hope it helps, in a small way, to make life a little bit easier for the residents and staff of such a special place. Thank you to everyone who dug deep into their pockets to support all our events during the year...

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