Leading North West law firm, SAS Daniels LLP has been named as a finalist in three categories in the Stockport Business Awards 2015, namely the ‘Business of the Year’, ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘The Award for Developing Young People’.
The Business of the Year award for businesses with a turnover of £5m plus, recognises all round excellence, solid trading performance and continued growth, with SAS Daniels entering this award for the first time due to a very successful year, as turnover reached a record £7.9m in the financial year ending April 2015, a 12% increase over the previous financial year.
The firm, headquartered in Stockport, also entered the ‘Employer of the Year’ award and ‘The Award for Developing Young People’ to reveal the firm’s commitment to investing in their staff and to providing training places and apprenticeships as part of the firm’s business strategy. The winners will be announced at a black tie dinner attended by business leaders from the region at Stockport Town Hall on 15 October 2015.
Commenting on the awards, Chris Swerling, Head of HR at SAS Daniels, said: “We are delighted to be a finalist in each of the three categories and receive recognition for the work we do for our clients, staff and with young people. Our firm is dedicated to growing organically in the local area, being a responsible employer and encouraging and supporting talented young people by giving them a head start to their careers”
Andrew Baggott, Managing Partner of Clarke Nicklin, founders and organisers of the awards, said: “As in previous years the number of entries was at an all-time high, and the judging has proved tough with the outstanding calibre of entries. I am delighted to say Stockport’s business community once again has highlighted the many successful firms in the region. Congratulations and good luck to all of the finalists”.
As Head of HR, Chris is responsible for the firm’s internal HR service including: recruitment; resource planning; training; managing a variety of employee relations issues and being the first point of contact for line managers and employees on all HR and employment related issues.