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Awards season is officially underway!

We believe in investing in our people so that they can provide the best possible service to our clients, partners and other colleagues. Our annual Awards Ball is a fantastic way for us to recognise and reward the efforts our employees have made over the past year.

This year’s ball was held at the National Railway Museum in York on the platform of the royal carriages, and in keeping with our ‘roaring 20s’ theme, entertainment even included Charleston dancing and a burlesque and hula hoop performer!

Around 350 colleagues attended the event on 10 November to see which of our awards finalists would be honoured – find out more about the winners of the five main categories below.

Ambitious award

Name: Joanne Jewell-Purves
Age: 32
Number of years at Minster Law: Nine
Current position at Minster Law:
Trainee Solicitor in Multi-Track

“It was really exciting to go to the awards ball as a nominee, especially because I was nominated by my colleagues. I was honoured to be recognised for the work I did during my business seat, but I can’t take all the credit. I had a fantastic mentor and team behind me and I couldn’t have done it without the support and guidance I received from my colleagues.”

Click here to find out more about the Ambitious award finalists.

Authentic award

Name: Sue Wood
Age: 44
Number of years at Minster Law: Eighteen
Current position at Minster Law: 
File handler, Litigator in Tech/Team leader

I am over the moon to win such an award, client care is my main priority and I am thrilled to bits.

Click here to find out more about the Authentic award finalists

Creative award

Name: Madeline Jones
Age: 28
Number of years at Minster Law: Two
Current position at Minster Law:
Medical administrator – FRU adviser – Technical Coach

“I was incredibly surprised to win the award especially being shortlisted with such accomplished colleagues. I always work to the best of my ability and try to support everyone who needs it. Winning this award is very humbling and great recognition for my hard work.”

Click here to find out more about the Creative award finalists

United award

Name: Alex Melia
Age: 33
Number of years at Minster Law: Eight
Current position at Minster Law:
Team Manager

“I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me and specifically my previous team, Zeus. Without them and their support I would not have been able to find my feet as a new team manager… or achieve this award!”

Click here to find out more about the United award finalists.

Improving Lives in the Community award

Name: Marc Massey
Age: 29
Number of years at Minster Law: Three
Current position at Minster Law:
MOJ Development Team Manager

“It was fantastic to be nominated, let alone win this award! I’ve always done my bit for various different charities over the years, and I’ll continue to do so for many more. It’s amazing to get the recognition for some of the things I’ve done during my time at Minster Law.”

Click here to find out more about the Improving Lives in the Community award finalists.

Outstanding Contribution award

Name: Kiel Parkins
Age: 29
Number of years at Minster Law: Three
Current position at Minster Law:
 FRU Team Leader

“The recognition of outstanding contribution was completely unexpected and something that took time to process. Personally I feel that I come in and perform my role to the best of my abilities and to receive this award makes it all worthwhile. The message I pass onto my team daily is to do is your best and you will reap the rewards and this is an example of that.”

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