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Banner Jones Solicitors supports grassroots football

Banner Jones Solicitors has announced it has become the new season kit sponsor for the Wingerworth Bulls under 7’s football team.

The Wingerworth Bulls are part of the Wingerworth Junior Sports Association (WJSA) that was formed in 1986 by Geoff Lord.

During the 1985 football season the school fixtures had been temporarily suspended, so a group of local lads, led by his son, approached Geoff Lord with a plea to arrange a game of football. Geoff told them to get the names together of 15 boys aged 13 and he would see what he could do. 36 years later, Geoff Lord remains the club president and child welfare officer and the club continues to grow year on year.

In 1996 they played their first game on The Avenue in Wingerworth, and although the area that has changed significantly in recent years, the WJSA continue to play football there.

The under 7’s coach, Craig Mann says: “WJSA is committed to making football accessible for all, regardless of ability, gender or background. Everyone is welcome at WJSA.

“Our core values are to create an enjoyable and positive experience of football, with the main focus at this age being confidence on the ball. The club enables children of all ages to participate in football in a fun, educational and safe environment.

This is the first season for my under 7’s team and I am really looking forward to seeing them grow. We train every Monday evening at The Avenue, and we will play games in the North Derbyshire Youth Football League on Saturdays.’

Ann-Marie Lowe, Marketing Manager at Banner Jones added: “As a firm we are big supporters of grassroots sport and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to sponsor the new shirts. The son of one of our Solicitors plays in the team, so we look forward to getting regular updates of their progress through the season. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish the team and the WJSA the best of luck this coming season.”

Banner Jones supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Increased demand fuels expansion for Banner Jones

Banner Jones, which has offices in Chesterfield, Mansfield, Nottingham and Sheffield, has responded to growing demand from new and existing corporate and consumer clients with the appointment of seven new colleagues across the business.

The appointments, which span the firm’s residential property, dispute resolution and commercial property departments, have been made in response to ‘unprecedented demand’ for its legal services during the pandemic – including employment law, family law, wills, personal injury, and commercial property.

In the 12-months ending May 2021 the firm’s residential property department alone completed in excess of 5500 transactions – marking a 38% increase on the previous 12months.

Joining Banner Jones is residential Property Executive Perri Boyes-Weston who brings more than a decade of experience overseeing complex conveyancing matters including leasehold & freehold sales & purchases, remortgages, new builds and transfer of equity matters to the role.

Perri has joined the Chesterfield property team along with paralegals Amy Hawksley and Lauren Smith, and the Sheffield property team has welcomed paralegals Camilla Donnell and Morgan Buisson.

Commenting on her new role Perri Boyes-Weston said she was pleased to be joining the business at the start of such an ‘exciting new era’, and is looking forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success.

The Dispute Resolution team in Chesterfield welcomes Solicitor Adam Tankard who joins the firm from Keoghs where he worked as a ‘Property Risks and coverage’ solicitor dealing with insurance litigated claims for fires / floods and property damage claims.

Previously he undertook his training contract at the Cooperative Legal Services in its Manchester office.

Assistant Solicitor Rozeena Aslam has joins Banner Jones Business Legal Services department in the firm’s Chesterfield commercial property team.

Having qualified at Trent Law where she gained experience in commercial law, she says she is ‘now very much looking forward to expanding her knowledge of commercial law at Banner Jones’.

Welcoming the new colleagues, Banner Jones Chief Executive, Simon Wright said, “The last year or so has been extremely challenging for all businesses, but the demand for both business and personal legal services has bounced back strongly.”

“In response to that, we are delighted and privileged to be welcoming seven new colleagues to the Banner Jones family.

“We are committed to investing in our staff and look forward to providing them with opportunities to develop their career within the firm.  I’m sure that all of our new recruits share our firm-wide passion and dedication to delivering outstanding customer service.”

Simon added that the firm’s recruitment drive was still under way, saying: “As we continue to grow, we remain on the lookout for passionate, skilled individuals at all levels and we would invite anyone that can contribute to our expert, no-nonsense legal services to reach out.”

The firm are currently recruiting for two roles in their Sheffield office, a Head of Corporate and an Employment solicitor or legal executive.  Details of the roles can be found here

Banner Jones employs more than 140 staff across its South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire offices; operating across a full spectrum of legal services including personal matters such as Personal Injury, Divorce, Wills and Probate, Residential Property and Dispute Resolution through to business advice on Company Formation, Commercial Property, Company Finance, Partnership Agreements, Debt Recovery and Employment issues.

Banner Jones Solicitors supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Talented Chesterfield professionals recognised at inaugural ‘Generation Next’ Awards

Talented young people working within several Chesterfield businesses have been given recognition at East Midlands Chamber’s first ever Generation Next Awards.

The ceremony celebrated emerging talent across the whole region, with Chesterfield’s Oasis Studio, GBS Apprenticeships and Banner Jones Solicitors named amongst the winners.

The Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award was given to Tony Buck, who has led Chesterfield-based creative design studio Oasis Studio’s EyeSiteView team, which is aiming to transform how residential property is traded by using virtual and immersive technology.

Coral Guard of GBS Apprenticeships took home the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ accolade, on the same day as the company’s grand opening of its new offices at Chesterfield’s Markham House.

The winner of the Customer Service Award was announced as Jenna Hadfield, who works for Chesterfield’s Banner Jones Solicitors as a will writer, based at the company’s offices on Glumangate and in Dronfield.

East Midlands Chamber director of resources and Generation Next lead Lucy Robinson said: “Generation Next is a really exciting new initiative from the Chamber and we’re delighted to have held our first major event, which was a fantastic showcase of the amazing young talent we have across the East Midlands.

“Young people don’t always receive the recognition they deserve but we hope that celebrating their achievements will provide the confidence they need to continue growing as they develop within their careers.

“Our winners are an incredible advert for our region’s entrepreneurial instincts and we can’t wait to continue supporting them as their careers develop.”

Professor Kamil Omoteso, pro vice-chancellor and dean of the University of Derby’s College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, said: “Since the University of Derby became a partner in the Generation Next scheme earlier this year, it has been fantastic to see how it is providing valuable support to young professionals across our region, and I would like to congratulate the East Midlands Chamber on developing this very welcome initiative.

“Celebrating the success of young people through these awards demonstrates the huge talent that exists across all areas of employment and enterprise. Recognising innovation and impact, entrepreneurial skills and the positive effect of volunteering in our communities are excellent measures of their skill, knowledge and dedication.

“Leadership is a vitally important quality which we integrate across our curriculum at the University of Derby and deliver to our local business community, so the Generation Next Future Leader Award, which we have sponsored, is a particularly exciting category for us, identifying those who have already made a significant contribution to their industry and have the potential to make a real difference in their field.”

Generation Next was established by East Midlands Chamber last year as a network for young professionals to make connections, build new skills and advance their careers.

It features networking sessions and educational events on topics such as marketing, brand awareness, sales and personal finance, as well as the awards.

A board of 12 “champions”, consisting of young people in the East Midlands business community and two University of Derby students, lead the network.

The Generation Next Awards will be broadcast again by Notts TV in the coming weeks.

For more information about the Generation Next network, visit

Generation Next Awards 2021 winners

Breakthrough Award (sponsored by Nottingham University Business School)


Daniel Jones – Professional Heating Solutions


Holly Daulby – Honest Communications

Max Poynton, Jacob Watts and Matthew Bond – Project D

Kate Johnson – Rate Social

Junyi Xiao – W&W Trading and Consulting


Excellence in Innovation & Technology Award (sponsored by GBS Apprenticeships)


Tony Buck – EyeSiteView (Division of Oasis Studio)


Rikan Patel and Tanrik Patel – Business 2 Business


The Community Award (sponsored by Hardy Signs)


Charlotte Robey Turner – Leicestershire Cares


George Hanvere and Elliot Dipper – Paragon Law

Nisha Pahuja – Charnwood Regency Guesthouse Limited

Katie Gilbert – TTK Confectionery


Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Loughborough College)


Coral Guard – GBS Limited


Chloe Newton – BEDE Events

Chris Guard – GBS Limited

Chloe Deville – Hardy Signs

Olly Torrence – Purpose Media


Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Fraser Stretton)


Max Poynton, Jacob Watts and Matthew Bond – Project D


Trent Peek – CCM Group

Holly Daulby – Honest Communications

Jordana Chin – Nutri2Go Ltd

Aaron Gent – Aroment


Customer Service Award (sponsored by East Midlands Chamber)


Jenna Hadfield – Banner Jones Solicitors


Beth Bearder – Keebles

Rob Spence – Paragon Sales Solutions

Emily Marriott – Order Blinds Online

Evie Margetts – Corporate Architecture


Generation Next Future Leader Award (sponsored by the University of Derby)


Kate Walker – ExpHand Prosthetics


Edward Morley – Rise & Recline

Harry Dodge – Far-UK

Leah Binney – TTK Confectionery

Theo Kirk – Express Recruitment

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