Staff wellbeing a priority for East Anglian businesses

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which is being supported by the Mental Health Foundation. Tying in with the theme, delegates at yesterday’s Ashtons and HAYS Annual Employment Conference were asked if they were making the wellbeing of their staff part of their business strategy. A straw poll revealed that half of the audience were indeed m......

Ashtons HR Consulting supports National Apprenticeship Week

Jane Hamshaw, of Ashtons HR Consulting, talks about the how Ashtons have utilised Apprenticeships across the business. In February 2014 Ashtons Legal embarked on an initiative of utilising Apprenticeships in a number of roles in various departments across the business.   The first successful Apprentice, who completed a Business Admi......

Award victory for Ashtons

Ashtons came up trumps at the LawNet 2017 Awards when winners were announced at the annual LawNet conference on Friday 10 November at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. LawNet is a national network of over 60 independent law firms who are committed to rigorous quality standards and best practice. The prestigious LawNet awards are judged not by lawyers......

Ashtons' guests bring a little cheer to Bury Women's Refuge

This morning saw Ashtons host the StEPS networking breakfast at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. The firm invited along Annie Munson from Bury Women's Refuge and each attendee was asked to bring along an item to donate to the charity. Annie said afterwards: "With friends of the Refuge like StEPS, my annual promise to the residents that this WILL......

Ashtons has advised Abbotts Leisure Parks in their acquisition of Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Based in Reedham in Norfolk, Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is an increasingly popular family entertainment park, consisting of rides and play areas for young children as well as a host of exotic and domestic animals and birds to see, feed and pet. The Ashtons team was led by Corporate Associate Mark Watson and Commercial Property Solicitor Howard......

Ashtons sponsors Bury Bomber Wheelchair Basketball team

Ashtons are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Bury Bombers Wheelchair Basketball team. The Bury Bombers are a wheelchair basketball team who train weekly at Culford School near Bury St Edmunds. They were formed in 1997 and cater for people of all ages and abilities. Adults who are coached from beginner level have the opportunity to wor......

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