Law firm Gateley, which recently floated on the London Stock Exchange, has donated £20,000 to the Birmingham Big Art Project, which aims to create an iconic piece of public art for the city.
Michael Ward, chief executive of Gateley, said: “Our decision to support the Birmingham Big Art Project comes at a time when we have just become the first UK commercial law firm to float on the London Stock Exchange.
“Whilst this is an exceptionally exciting period for our company nationally, we are also keen to ensure we remain committed to the importance we have always placed on supporting the local communities in the regions in which we work.”
“This is our first CSR initiative since becoming a Plc in June and it is particularly fitting that it is so closely related to where we started as a company.
“We are proud of our Birmingham roots and so are delighted to be able to support a public art project of this significance and one that we feel is going to help put Birmingham on the national and international stage it deserves. ”
Glyn Pitchford, chairman of the Birmingham Big Art Project said, “We are absolutely thrilled with Gateley PLC’s contribution.
“This Project is highly aspirational and Gateley’s generosity makes it that much more a reality”.