Lead sponsor: Royds Withy King
Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 470 staff across offices in Bath, London, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.
Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 37 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2017, both leading guides to the law.
The firm is proud to be ranked for the last four years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work for, achieving 30th place in 2017. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so. For further information about Royds Withy King, visit roydswithyking.com, follow us on Twitter @RoydsWithyKing or read our latest news and views on LinkedIn.
Employer of the Year Award sponsor: Capita
More than ever Capita is supporting local authorities to unlock value through facilitating changes in the way they deliver services, maximise their assets and achieve sustainability. We make sure our partners accomplish what they need and help them take full advantage of the opportunities that arise from change.
We think differently, so through careful listening and exploration we create innovative solutions to help you achieve your goals right across your organisation. And we don’t just design the solutions, we also deliver them, committing to your budget costs and our high quality standards.
So, however simple or complex your challenge, we’ll apply our talent and technology to unlock the solution and enable you to make the change you need.
Award for Innovation sponsor: MSC R&D
MSC R&D provides a range of strategic R&D funding and business growth services to technology businesses. These include R&D Tax Relief, UK & EU R&D Grant Funding and Commercialisation.
Our client base; built on the strength of word-of-mouth referrals and the ability to nurture long-term relationships, now boasts some of the UK’s most innovative companies, all in high-technology sectors, from software development and advanced manufacturing to biotech and oil and gas. Many of these R&D companies have worked with MSC R&D on several projects over a number of years.
Our results speak for themselves:
- Over £180,000,000 funding raised, facilitated by leading edge innovative R&D projects
- Millions of pounds of R&D Tax Relief claimed though hundreds of client projects
MSC R&D’s approach, implemented by experienced proven teams and our ‘fast track blitz’ process and methodologies, minimises our clients’ time commitments, and maximises their chances of success.
The company was established in 1990 and has offices in Sheffield, London, Brussels and South Oxon.
Social Responsibilty Award Sponsor: Bluestream Recruitment
Bluestream Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy who specialise in the Aerospace & Engineering, IT/Technical, Office support, and Sales & Marketing sectors.
We are truly passionate about supporting Employers and Jobseekers through the recruitment process, ensuring a friendly, yet professional experience, which is always honest and transparent.
Bluestream Recruitment has been successful over the years by ‘Word of Mouth’ and through Client recommendation.
At Bluestream Recruitment we want our job seekers to be excited about and succeed in their new jobs!
At Bluestream we are very passionate about supporting our local community.
For further info please visit www.bluestreamrecruitment.co.uk
Design sponsor: Whistle
We create attention. Through creative copy and award-winning design
Our in-house team of designers and former journalists work hand-in-hand to fully understand the requirements of each brief to work up a neatly-packaged solution. We then use our skills as copywriters, designers, animators, social media managers, press officers, photographers, film makers, brand developers, web builders, event organisers and publishers to grab people’s attention when it matters.
Hospitality Sponsor: The Crown & Thistle, Abingdon
The Crown & Thistle will host the finalists announcement of the inaugural V4B Awards. The venue has been part of the Vale’s history for over 450 years. It has provided welcoming and appreciated hospitality for Errol Flynn, Margaret Thatcher, John Ruskin and tens of thousands of less well-known patrons, who have all received the same level of courteous, caring service over the centuries.
The menus might have changed and they are certainly more adventurous with Mediterranean-inspired menus and fresh hand-crafted pizzas, but the hopes and aspirations remain the same. To provide their guests with delicious food and drink, prepared with skill and served with care.
Photography sponsor: The Plastic Goldfish Company
The Plastic Goldfish Company is a commercial photography brand based in Cumnor, specialising in corporate, event and headshot photography. Clients include the World Health Organisation, Signs Express, Oxford United Football Club and Marshall Motor Group, along with businesses throughout Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.
Founder Chaz Snell brings a refreshing approach to photography, combining great brand awareness with the creativity to bring life to a business brief. The result is stunning imagery, whether for print, website content or social media, that will show your business at its best.
To find out more, visit plasticgoldfish.co.uk