Top 100 UK law firm, Foot Anstey opened the doors to its new office in 2 Glass Wharf to bring together the business community, to discuss and collaborate on the opportunities in Bristol and the regional community.
With over 90 decision makers and influencers from the region's leading businesses brought together, the event provided a chance to consider the role that businesses can play in contributing to Bristol and the wider region's success moving forward.
This was pushed further by the challenge set to the room from three key Bristol influencers, introduced by partner at Foot Anstey Nathan Peacey, on how the business community can support and build on opportunities.
Matt Cross from Invest Bristol and Bath, Sarah Pullen from Trinity Mirror and Peter Gifford from Emmaus Bristol Business Incubator, proposed the following messages to drive debate and inspiration to become ambassadors in the South West, using collaboration and collectiveness to engage with all business and community, as well as the community's responsibility to support the whole city, especially those in more deprived areas.
Nathan Peacey, office profile partner said: "Foot Anstey is proud to be part of Bristol and the wider community. Our new office highlights our ambition, growth and commitment to the region. However, our commitment is more than bricks and mortar – having the opportunity to challenge ourselves, and the business community, to collaborate and engage on business and community issues was a highlight of the event."
Foot Anstey opened its Bristol office in 2011 with just 10 people. The firm has grown to over 150 employees within the city and expanded its presence to 2 Glass Wharf in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, the hub of the city's innovative businesses in June 2017. The move is representative of the firm's ambition and is designed to support the delivery of an enhanced client experience and agile and collaborative working for all 500+ of their employees. As a firm Foot Anstey commit to having a positive impact in the communities where they operate – which extends to the wider South West, London and the East Coast.