Leading Cumbria-based Solicitors Joins the North West Family Business Awards

For the second year, Cumbrian based solicitors, Cartmell Shepherd is supporting the North West Family Business Awards, which will be held on Friday 13th May at the Rum Warehouse, Titanic Hotel, Liverpool.

The prestigious Awards are a real calendar highlight for many and celebrate the best businesses, employers and employees in the North West family business sector.

As key partners of The Family Business Network, Peter Stafford will be joining the main judging panel, while Sam Lyon and Joanne Stronach will be judging the People’s Choice category (which they are also sponsoring) before it goes to public vote.

Speaking of their involvement with the NWFBAs this year, Sam Lyon says:

“Cartmell Shepherd are delighted to sponsor the People’s Choice Cumbria award, recognising the public’s favourite family business in our region. Our team of commercial lawyers specialise in supporting family and owner-managed businesses throughout Cumbria, meaning we know first-hand how many outstanding family businesses there are right on our doorstep. We can’t wait to find out who will be the deserved winner on the night!”

You can vote for you’re the People’s Choice from 18thth March up until midday on the Friday 29th April, by visiting The North West Family Business Awards website.


Cartmell Shepherd is an award-winning business and one of the north’s leading law firms, with solicitors based in 6 offices located in Carlisle.

With over 200 years’ experience providing legal services in the region, they offer a wide range of quality services delivered by specialists in each of their practice areas to a diverse client base.

Founder and co-director of the Family Business Network, Sue Howorth said: “A big thank you to Peter, Sam, Joanne and the team at Cartmell Shepherds for their ongoing support of our Family Business Awards – their expertise and business insight is evident to see and we are delighted to have them on board once again.”

Co-director of The North West Family Business Awards, Dave Clarkson said: “We would like to thank Cartmell Shepherd for once again joining us for the North West Family Business Awards. We are looking forward to welcoming our sponsors and family businesses at the awards ceremony. This is a great opportunity for family businesses to come together to recognised their successes and achievements.

With our returning host for the evening, food writer and presenter Nigel Barden, we look forward to celebrating at the iconic Titanic Hotel, Liverpool.”


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