Shoosmiths shortlisted for double at Manchester's annual Women in Business Awards

Shoosmiths shortlisted for double at Manchester's annual Women in Business Awards

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Author: Kara Shadbolt

Shoosmiths is pleased to announce two key partners have been shortlisted for the Manchester Downtown in Business Women in Business Awards.

Sarah Teal, who has been nominated for Legal Adviser of the Year, is partner in the Shoosmiths corporate restructuring and insolvency team. Laura Harper, nominated for the Business Support award, is also a partner and heads the new IP and creative industries team.

Sarah said: 'It is a pleasure to be nominated for Downtown in Business's Legal Advisor of the Year award. I am passionate about providing our clients with a bespoke experience - whether that's ways of working, pricing structures or just providing innovative ideas that make a commercial difference. Applying this ethos makes a real positive difference to client experience.'

Laura said: 'I have always viewed my practice as a relevant, accessible legal support service to those businesses and professionals operating in the creative and digital sectors. We've developed a team approach to working with our clients to help them to achieve their goals. I'm delighted to be nominated in the Business Support category as it reflects the commercially relevant nature of the legal services we provide.'

Sarah is a skilled national insolvency and restructuring lawyer and has a broad range of experience across the full spectrum of insolvency and restructuring, including property issues, with particular emphasis on supporting insolvency practitioners, banks and asset based lenders.

Laura acts for many creative and digital businesses, from multi-national technology companies, major fashion brands and communications agencies through to music businesses and professionals. She is based at the Spinningfields office and also at the city's creative media hub, The Sharp Project.

The awards were set up by the influential business organisation, Downtown in Business (DiB), which was established in 2004 to provide leadership to the private sector, by articulating views of its members to public sector agencies that govern the city and create networking opportunities for businesses in the region. They take place on Thursday 10 July at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester.

You can visit the Downtown in Business website by clicking here.