Facebook - Birmingham Business Twitter - Birmingham Business Instagram - Birmingham Business

Partnership set to make a social difference

A new partnership which will support businesses in forming their social responsibility plans has been launched by two Birmingham companies.

Law firm mfg Solicitors and business consultancy Oaks, both based in the Jewellery Quarter, have linked up to work with businesses across the region within the sport, education, public and third sectors.

Experts from both firms will work closely with socially-minded businesses to explore their income generation potential - helping them to form new charitable vehicles and partnerships to capitalise on commercial opportunities.

Sam Pedley, partner at mfg Solicitors, said: “We’re excited to have entered into this new partnership with Oaks as they have an excellent track record in providing consultancy to sports and educational institutions, local authorities and the private sector. We’re looking forward to supporting them in helping organisations make a genuine social impact.”  

Rahul Bissoonauth, director of business development at Oaks, said: “Moving into the Jewellery Quarter earlier this year has presented so many opportunities to partner with like-minded businesses in the area. mfg has demonstrated a commitment to supporting organisations with a social purpose and we’re thrilled to be working together to help our clients explore their income generation potential.”

mfg Solicitors has just celebrated its first year in Birmingham after merging with Jewellery Quarter practice, Pearson Rowe. The 37-partner firm also has offices spread across Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Oaks was formed in 2008 and recently joined the Aquila Services Group – a group of socially focussed management consultancies. Helping organisations to generate new income, their clients include international sport-for-development charities, Premier League football clubs, national sports governing bodies and schools.                          

Pictured: Sam Pedley and Rahul Bissoonauth                                                                

Engineering firm gets top eco ranking

Company named as one of the world's most sustainable and socially responsible

28th May 2020

Lindi Mngaza

Director and founder of Explode Social Media

7th February 2020

National focus spurs record employment at law firm

Additional staff appointed and new regional office launched

11th July 2019

New business sparkles despite pandemic

Bespoke diamond specialist opens doors in city centre

30th September 2020

Solicitors assess firm's social impact

Advice on funding deals for new homes and 90 new charities set up

14th February 2020

Loan provider seeks increased backing

Growing demand leads to request for injection of funds

23rd January 2020

Jewellery Quarter festival on its way

Preview event reveals schedule of entertainment

17th June 2019

RBS reaffirms support for next generation

Summer internship will look very different this year

18th June 2020

Care home design not fit for purpose

Expert says pandemic has exposed fundamental flaws

6th August 2020

Supplier brings specialist on board

Founder of first VR experience for fostering and adoption services signs up

9th March 2020

Luxury metalworks company backs NHS

New unique pin badge created to raise funds

12th June 2020

PJ Ellis

Director of Lightbox Digital

28th August 2019

Social enterprises could face hammer blow

Calls for vital scheme that encourages investment to be continued

9th June 2020

Workplace furniture company opens Midlands hub

Welsh firm brings its operations to Birmingham thanks to commercial property agents

13th July 2020

Social enterprises urged to bid for funding

Final round open with £4m available

15th September 2020