Martin Frost, Corporate Finance director in the firm’s York office, said: “With a highly-skilled population, great transport links, two world-class universities and a quality of life that rivals any city in the UK, York is a great place to live and do business. It is, therefore, no surprise that so many fantastic businesses of all shapes and sizes choose to make York their home.
But it is also the city’s businesses – and the jobs, skills, GDP and leadership they provide – that help make York the flourishing, dynamic and ambitious city it is today, with one of the strongest economies in the north of England.”
Martin continued, “As a leading Yorkshire law firm – with offices in Leeds and Sheffield in addition to our well-established office in York – we regularly work with the leading companies and business throughout the region and beyond. Able to trace our roots in the city back over 50 years, we have worked alongside our clients as their businesses have grown and understand the opportunities and challenges they have encountered as they become larger businesses. Indeed, with a headcount now approaching 300, we have been on something of a journey of growth ourselves.
In judging the award, we will, of course, be looking for larger businesses that can demonstrate strong financial returns and a track record of growth, innovation and success. However, we will also be looking more widely at what sets them apart from other businesses in the area. This will include the skills, training and development opportunities they offer their staff and how they support the local business and wider community. Whilst considering past successes, we will also be looking at their plans for the future; how they intend to maintain and enhance innovation and dynamism as the business grows and how they will continue to nurture and inspire those who work for and with them.
We are very excited to see all the entries and looking forward to meeting the finalists and, ultimately, the winner, all of whom we are sure will reflect the business strength and innovation to be found in the York region.“