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Thursday
Apr102014

Kidwells Promotions

Kidwells are very proud to announce that two more members of staff have been promoted to directors of their respective departments.

Rebecca Hardy is now director of the Client and HR department and Helen Mandeville is director of the Company and Commercial Department.

Kidwells became an alternative business structure (ABS) in November last year. The ABS have been operating for over a year now  In short, an ABS is a law firm that allows for both lawyers and non-lawyers to share the management and control of the business, as well as allowing for external investment. This means that new types of law firm can be created, and businesses that couldn't previously offer reserved legal services will now be able to invest in law firms, and offer legal services in new, flexible ways.

Monday
Mar312014

Kidwells Day Out


 

 

Monday
Mar312014

We say a sad farewell to Ed

Our Creative Director & Head of Creative Innovation Ed Ball has decided to move on to pastures new - he will continue running his own design and marketing company.

He was invited to join the Kidwells group at the beginning of 2013 and given total creative freedom to use his theory of creative convergence within the organisation, to build a solid future foundation. This project looked at the bigger picture of the businesses, creatively building from company culture out drawing together and implementing a strategy that is both modern and effective for future successes. 

The changes Ed has implemented within Kidwells has been immense for the benefit of the company and he leaves behind some sound ideas that we hope to take forward on our own.

We wish him continued success with his own ventures and we know he will be popping in occasionally to see how we are doing.

Good luck Ed!

Wednesday
Mar262014

ELY Memorial Fund

This morning we had great pleasure in welcoming Angela Tyler from ELY Memorial to Kidwells offices. She told us about her daughter who tragically died at the age of 23 in a car accident. For the last 18 months she has been raising awareness of the problems facing parents if their child should die in an accident with no will and no life insurance. How do they pay for a funeral? How does the parent know their child's wishes? What kind of funeral would they wish for? The list could be endless and at a time when no parent can think straight let alone sort out the basic money problems faced.

We first heard of the ELY Memorial Fund through a local group riding bikes from John O'Groats to Lands End to raise money in July and Kidwells was asked if would like to get involved. This group can be seen out on the Herefordshire roads every Sunday on training for this event. If you see them out while you are driving please keep them safe by giving them a wide berth but give them a wave of support.

 

Thursday
Mar202014

And the wooden spoon goes to...

Last week Kidwells took part in the first ever Inter-Business Quiz organised by our chosen charity of 2014; Phoenix Bereavement.

Not one to shy away from a bit of competition, Kidwells entered two teams to tackle questions on Celebrity Babies, Food & Drink and Herefordshire amongst other challenging categories. 

The quiz took place at Beer in Hand, the fabulous new micro brewery in Hereford. I must be honest though, it was difficult concentrating on the questions as I knew Rule of Tum were providing the half time food. Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed when the food arrived. My Mondays normally consist of fruit, water, more fruit and the gym, this ended up being beer, chips and BBQ chicken wings...Happy Monday!!

It was great to see so many businesses taking part and supporting such a worthwhile local charity. Linda Jones, Chair of Trustees, put a lot of effort into the quiz which really showed. Banter was flying amongst the teams and secretly everyone was taking it very seriously.

We’re very proud of Kidwells A Team who finished in a very respectable second place. No need to mention Kidwells second team whose brains had obviously switched off for the night or had been flooded with beer.

Great to see Kinder Pocock, Barrington Print, Oakwrights, Wyvern Business Systems and Ledbury Real Ales taking part. It really was an enjoyable night as I’m sure they’ll all agree. We’re already looking forward to the next and claiming the trophy from winners Oakwrights.

Rebecca Hardy - Head of Client HRIf you’re not aware of Phoenix Bereavement or would like to support such a wonderful charity please check out their website and contact Linda Jones. All support, donations and fundraising ideas are truly appreciated. We’re proud to be associated with both Linda and Phoenix.