Higgs & Sons Sponsor Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Category at Express & Star Business Awards 2018
An impressive year for Higgs & Sons
Leading West Midlands law firm Higgs & Sons has enjoyed another impressive year of success and sustained growth.
For the sixth year running, the Black Country based firm will be sponsoring the Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year category in the Express & Star’s Business Awards – having spent the last year advising on numerous high profile transactions.
Amongst its notable deals, Higgs acted for the shareholders of Westbridge Foods on its sale to a Thai plc, SG International Holdings, on two major acquisitions and Wavenet in relation to continued acquisitions.
Higgs has continued to support local businesses with their growth and succession planning needs and supported their need for high quality support when entering into B2B and B2C contracts both nationally and internationally.
“We still seem to be in a period of transition as the discussions to leave the EU become ever more protracted,” comments Nick Taylor, Head of Higgs’ highly regarded Corporate department. “However the Midlands continues to be extremely buoyant, and Higgs & Sons has been fortunate to have enjoyed continued growth over the past year.”
Higgs prides itself on providing tailored legal advice to expanding businesses that is based on meeting their needs now and in the future.
The firm offers the flexibility and strength-in-depth to draw upon specialists in areas including banking, employment, tax and commercial property in order to provide a truly holistic service to clients.
With several high profile appointments over the last 12 months, each bringing with them industry-leading expertise, the firm has grown across all departments. Within the Corporate team, appointments have enhanced its service provision across the board.
Craig Thomas and Joanna Lane joined as Associates bringing a wealth of senior experience in corporate tax and commercial contracts respectively, whilst Solicitor Rachael Watkins brings additional expertise in succession planning matters and Paralegal Laura Hackett brings experience gained from the commercial world having worked in high end retail marketing for several years prior to joining the firm. Their appointments see the Higgs Corporate team now being able to offer 24 specialist lawyers to the region’s business community.
Nick Taylor continues: “We have followed a strategy of appointing experts within their individual specialisms and aim to grow the team even further in the future to match the needs of our clients.”
Higgs & Sons’ award winning Corporate team is recognised as one of the most progressive in the region. With a breadth of experience across many different types of business sales, acquisitions and merger & acquisition work, the department acts for national and international organisations, from banks, PLCs and large private companies to owner managed businesses.
Managing Partner, Paul Hunt is positive about the region’s future, despite the current uncertainty. “There is a great deal of speculation about what we can expect from a ‘post-Brexit economy’, but Higgs & Sons is ideally placed to respond to our clients’ changing needs and the opportunities that may arise.
“As a firm we work hard to develop long-lasting relationships with our clients. We provide support to organisations across a range of sectors from start-ups through to well established multi-national groups. Our continued support of the Express & Star’s Business Awards underlines our commitment to supporting those businesses that help to make this such a vibrant and successful economic region.”