Top 20 legal business DWF has been shortlisted for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Trainee of the Year accolades at this year’s Law Awards of Scotland.
DWF has been recognised for delivering innovative initiatives that support education & employability, health & wellbeing and homelessness to help communities in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as part of the firm’s strategic approach to CSR.
The judges singled out key CSR programmes, such as 5 STAR Futures that focuses on working with aspirational young people from low income backgrounds and provides them with a practical framework enabling them to improve confidence, build resilience and develop key employability skills for the future. In addition, DWF was recognised for its participation in the annual Give and Gain event and its ongoing partnership with The Rock Trust supporting homeless people aged between 16-25 to secure employment and donating key essentials, such as food and clothing.
Scott Greaves has also been shortlisted for Trainee of the Year. He has been recognised for the positive impact he has made to the DWF team through proficient legal service delivery supporting the real estate team and taking an active role in key CSR and graduate recruitment activity helping to support the community and future talent.
Tyrone Jones, director of corporate social responsibility and engagement at DWF, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the CSR accolade at this year’s Law Awards of Scotland. Ensuring corporate social responsibility excellence is embedded within our culture is key to driving our business forward in a profitable, responsible and sustainable manner. The way we do business is all about delivering positive outcomes, providing a great place to work and do business whilst visibly supporting the communities in which we live and work.”
Kate Hasluck, emerging talent manager at DWF, said: “Scott is an exceptional trainee who goes the extra mile – effectively supporting the real estate team, the firm’s CSR approach and key business development activity. He’s also brought innovative solutions that will help future trainees in his seat to ensure consistency and a smooth transition - adding real value to the team.”
Overall winners will be announced in Glasgow at the Law Awards of Scotland 2015 on Thursday 3rd September.