04 November, 2008
Forbes Solicitors has been short listed for a prestigious award at the North West Football awards which will be held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on 17 November. The award is for Business Services to football and the nomination not only recognises the work Forbes has undertaken for Blackburn Rovers FC and Burnley FC as their legal advisers but also the firm's extensive commitment to Grassroots Football.
The firm is the sole sponsor of the annual pre season Blackburn and Darwen Football Festival and with the firm's support the tournament has grown to be one of the largest in the country. The firm also sponsors The East Lancashire Football Alliance, The Old Blackburnians Football Club, The Central Lancashire Junior and Mid Lancashire Colts Junior football leagues.
There are two other firms short listed for the award – Deloittes and Brabners. Entrants were judged on their genuine and sustained support for football in the region, excellence in their services, innovation, and amongst other elements, outstanding team work.
John Barker Managing Partner commented "the firm is passionate about football and so we are delighted to be nominated for this award. To be short listed with such high profile firms as Deloittes really does show what an impact we have made in this area."