Freeths return as headline sponsors of the Leicester Mercury Business Awards after more than a decade of support

Leicester Mercury Business Awards
Freeths return as headline sponsors of the Leicester Mercury Business Awards after more than a decade of support


Full service commercial law firm, Freeths are joining ITV, De Montfort University, Mazars and Janine Edwards Wealth Management as headline sponsors for the upcoming Leicester Mercury Business Awards.

The firm have 12 offices across the UK, 850 members of staff and boast a turnover of £80million. They have generously been putting their name to the event for over a decade and will once again be in attendance when the awards return on Thursday 11 April.   

Always buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit, the Leicester Mercury Business Awards have become a vital acknowledgement of success for the region and it’s for this very reason that sees Freeths continually invest in the concept.

Mukesh Patel, Managing Partner at the Leicester office said: “We firmly believe in these awards as being the premier awards celebrating the great and good in the Leicestershire business community.

“It is really important to celebrate regional success, which often reflects much wider achievement. It helps to boost pride in our community and to inspire others. Often good news stories go unheard or recognised.”

Mr Patel added: “The awards enable those shortlisted to concentrate and reflect upon what has taken them to this position and hopefully also helps to boost morale.”

Leicestershire is a crucial part of the Midlands’ wider economy. Worth £23.4bn a year, the region is home to more than 42,400 trading businesses which generate some 500,000 jobs for the local area. And with these kind of stats behind it, the business community in the region has become a positive one to be a part of.

Mr Patel is proud to be a part of Leicestershire’s business community and commented: “The business community in Leicestershire is close knit and very supportive of one another. They like to see businesses succeed and for great stories to put the region in the news. 

“We are increasingly becoming more confident as a region. We have a great story to tell and it deserves the widest audience.”

After an enjoyable occasion in 2018, the Maher Centre will be returning as the hosting venue. A Champagne reception will kick-off proceedings. Following this, there will be a three-course dinner, entertainment, fundraising activities and of course, the presentation of the awards.