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Why Lambert Smith Hampton are hoping to make this trophy their property

Commercial real estate experts sign up for energetic Business Challenge

The Lambert Smith Hampton team taking part in the Great Birmingham Run: Back row, left to right: Haley Bellerby, Charlotte Rogers, Edwards’ Trust marketing and fundraising executive Helen Wood, Alice Fitton and Sarah Everall. Front, left to right: John Bird, Scott Ellis and Tim Simmons

Commercial real estate experts Lambert Smith Hampton will be hoping the Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge trophy becomes their property after entering a team in the annual event.

Eleven runners from the Edmund Street office of the property consultancy are entering the half marathon to raise funds for the company’s charity partner, Edward’s Trust.

To date, LSH has raised more than £6,000 for the Edgbaston-based charity, which supports children and families who are facing loss and surviving bereavement.

Ding Dong Derby Cup winners (L-R): Club colleague Elliott Woolmer (left) joins Blues winning team of Pete Shuttleworth, Sam Meek, Darren Robinson and Dave Singleton at the finish line

The Great Birmingham Run is one of the country’s biggest half marathons with more than 20,000 people expected to hit the streets on Sunday, October 16.

Supported by the Birmingham Post, The Business Challenge sees companies compete against each other for trophies and any company that enters 12 or more employees will automatically receive a free, personalised plaque in the name of the fastest runner in the team.

Companies taking part will also feature in a special magazine featuring all Business Challenge entries.

Runners take part in The Great Birmingham 10K Run.

Tim Simmons, a Director in the agency’s valuation team, explained this is the first time LSH will have entered the Business Challenge.

“I’ve done the half marathon once before as an individual runner but thought we’d take on the challenge this year as a team for Edward’s Trust,” he said. “A mixture of teams and roles from across the business will be coming together, all with various running abilities.”

Helen Wood, Marketing and Fundraising Executive for Edward’s Trust, thanked LSH for their support.

“The half marathon is a big deal for us as our head office is on the route,” she said.

“We rely on companies like Lambert Smith Hampton supporting us. It doesn’t matter what time they do, it’s all about supporting us and having fun.”

• To support Edward’s Trust visit here

To sponsor LSH go here

How to sign your firm up to the Business Challenge

• Sign up for the Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge by visiting here

• To sign up for the Great Birmingham Run as an individual runner visit here




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