Principal Sponsor of the Manchester Legal Awards

Interlink Recruitment04 February 2019

It’s a privilege and an honour to be the Principal Sponsor of this year’s Manchester Legal Awards, especially with this being the awards’ 10th anniversary.  In a little over a month’s time, with many of the Manchester legal community, we’ll be getting glam for a night of recognition and celebration.  Are we excited?  Just a little bit…

Growing together

Like some firms in the region, those in the profession too - we’ve grown alongside the awards.  Back in 2011 when Interlink formed as a new legal recruitment consultancy, Manchester was where it all started.  We of course knew of the awards back then and as the years went by, were always looking to get more involved with them.  For us, it’s like the coming together of old friends.  It’s great for us to see the success of some of those we’ve helped over the years, as much as it is to catch up with familiar faces.  There’s nothing better for us to see those whom we’ve helped at some point in their career be nominated for or win an award.  Even learning of promotions or new ventures – they’re all positives we can take away from the night, celebrating Manchester’s success.

Judging the awards
As Principal Sponsor, a representative from the business is invited to join the judging panel.  The panel comprises of seventeen professionals across the industry and the region.  Early in the New Year, our Managing Director Louis Rosenthal worked through all the award entries across the different categories, marking them based on the criteria provided.  He then spent a morning with the panel, interviewing all those who made the shortlist of nominees.  And of course, now, we are only weeks away from finding out who will be this year’s winners.

A proud night for all
While the night is always special for those nominated for an award, not just the individuals themselves, but their firms and of course their colleagues, this year it is quite special for us all.  It’s quite mad to believe the awards are in their 10th year.  We must all thank the extraordinary vision, hard work and efforts of the awards founder Fran Eccles-Bech for that.  Year on year, she and her team have made sure the Manchester Legal Awards are a not-to-be-missed date in the diary for anyone in the legal profession, across the region. There’ll certainly be a lot to celebrate on the 7th March!

Another great year for the region
We all know Manchester’s legal sector has seen considerable success over the last couple of years.  Figures from the Knight Frank Legal Sector Report last year showed Manchester’s growth was faster than that of any other regional city.  That, and the region topped the charts for the highest legal services sector office take-up by square footage in 2017.  Some cite the lucrative real estate offering in the region as the driving force behind Manchester’s legal success.  Firms use property to their advantage, creating dynamic, modern working environments to help attract legal professionals.  And as more firms open their doors across Manchester and the surrounding area, we will see increasing competition for talent. Not only experienced lawyers and support staff, but those at the start of their careers with clear potential too.  One thing about Manchester that is clear, and which will be proven next month – is the level of legal talent we have in this region is impressive and something we should all be very proud of.

The team here at Interlink Recruitment congratulate and wish the very best of luck to all those shortlisted for an award – the recognition is so very well deserved! And if you’re going to be attending the Manchester Legal Awards on 7th March 2019, we look forward to seeing you there on the night.  Here’s to another great year across the region!

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