Three Midlands businessmen have been announced as Business in the Community’s ProHelp Heroes, as they have freely given their time and energy to help organisations who cannot afford to pay for assistance.
Nathan Lane, managing director for Golley Slater PR, Keith Shead, director of project management organisation WSP Group, and Chris Dewes, partner at law firm Shoosmiths LLP, were recognised by the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland QC at a reception hosted at the House on Commons by Business in the Community.
Baroness Scotland said: “Pro bono is a time honoured tradition and something I hold very dear. I look forward to thanking in person a number of those individuals who quietly give up their time and expertise, both here and abroad, in order to make justice happen for people for whom justice may otherwise be denied.
“Their valuable work, which can be life-changing for those they support, often goes unrecognised and it is high time their achievements were celebrated.”
Business in the Community is a membership organisation which challenges companies on all aspects of responsible business. Its ProHelp initiative offers professional firms the chance to make a difference in local communities by providing free advice and support.
Joan Cockburn, senior relationship manager for Business in the Community, said: “Nathan, Keith and Chris are long-standing members of the Birmingham ProHelp Group and have given their support over the years to the development of the Group. We are delighted to recognise their valued contributions to Business in the Community and to our award-winning Group.”