Full-service law firm Shakespeare Martineau has announced its sponsorship of the Solihull Barons ice hockey club for the 2023/24 season.
Initially formed in 1965, the community-owned Barons currently compete in Northern Division One and regularly hold charity games to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Shakespeare Martineau’s trainee conveyancing executive Philip Mulcahy has been a strong presence in the squad’s forward line since joining the club in 2017/18.
To celebrate the partnership, head of Shakespeare Martineau’s Solihull hub Andrew Smith, business development partner Michael Cracknell and new build sales manager Sarah Parker attended the Barons’ first training session of the season, viewing their newly-refurbished changing rooms and hearing from the club’s chairman about their community work.
Andrew said: “As a firm, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to make a positive difference in everything we do, and investing in the local communities we work within is part of parcel of our B Corporation accreditation.
“Community assets like the Solihull Barons ice hockey club not only works to raise essential funds for local charities, but it also provides talented individuals the chance to express themselves, including our very own Philip Mulcahy in our Solihull plot sales team.
“We’re proud of our people’s individuality and the interests that make them unique, and our commitment to empowering our people and contributing positively to the local community made it a no-brainer to support the club this season.
“The team have got off to a flying start to the season, winning all but one of their fixtures, and with season tickets available to all our people to bring clients and colleagues along to watch, we look forward to continuing to support them rink-side in their upcoming fixtures.”