From left: Colin Jackson, David Smedley (Walker Morris) and Marnie Bourne (Business in the Community)
For 17 years Walker Morris has invested consistently in programme of support for art in over 200 schools. It sponsors art prizes, displays pupils’ work throughout its offices and meeting rooms, raises charitable funds by promoting a calendar, funds art materials for schools, arranges visits for pupils to major galleries and attracts nationally recognised artists to run workshops. The programme engages staff, customers, parents, teachers and the local community, thus enhancing the firm’s reputation and motivating staff. It is a showcase of how community engagement can be fun and reap rewards for the firm and all the participants.
Winner's quote: "It is an honour to be presented with this award, which acknowledges the very best in practice management in Europe, across all professional service sectors. Our commitment to investment in art in primary schools has become part of the culture and ethos of the firm. To be recognised for such a long standing commitment alongside our other esteemed peers is extremely gratifying".
David Smedley, Partner, Walker Morris