CEL Solicitors is pleased to announce that our Chairwoman, Jessica Hampson is a finalist in the Enterprise Vision Awards.
The Enterprise Vision Awards (EVAS) celebrate the successes and achievements of outstanding female entrepreneurs and business owners. As the UKs largest business awards dedicated solely to women, the EVAS distinguish those women who are leading the way in their industries or are building businesses that are not only judged on turnover, but growth, creativity, ethics, passion, and commitment.
The winner will be announced on 29th September, where the awards ceremony will take place at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Jessica Hampson as an Outstanding Employer
The Employer category celebrates businesses that have created a stimulating and supportive environment for their workforce, from flexible working to personal development and training.
Jessica Hampson is a formidable solicitor and a true champion of change. From helping social housing tenants, living in unfit properties, to vulnerable people, who’ve lost their life savings to scams, she is committed to helping people get the legal redress they deserve, as well as providing a place where people truly enjoy working, and where their efforts are rewarded.
Winner of Downton in Business’ Legal Personality of the Year 2023, Jessica is particularly passionate about female empowerment and creating diverse workforces that are truly reflective of the communities they represent. You can listen to Jessica speak with a range of guests on her People Before Profits podcast, discussing a range of topics from social housing, employment, and accessibility within the legal field.
Jessica continues to invest in the growth of CEL Solicitors. This includes significantly strengthening the senior management team as well as expanding into new service areas. As the firm grows, Jessica prioritises maintaining the firm’s unique culture. In addition to the CSR and Diversity Committee’s, Jessica has also introduced Culture Club, which allows staff members to input initiatives and what they’d like to see introduced or developed within the firm.
Commenting on becoming a finalist, Jessica Hampson, said:
“It’s a fantastic feeling to be recognised by EVAS for the community we have all built and love at CEL Solicitors, from the Beyoncé room to our Fun Fridays, there’s something for everyone.
My background in law was “old, stale and male” and so I’ve worked really hard to disrupt the legal industry and create a firm that truly represents and nourishes the individual whilst still delivering excellent legal and client services.
It’s important to be a visible female leader; someone who has enjoyed kids and a career in law and can pave the way for others to follow and carve out their own path, as everyone has a voice and makes an impact at CEL!”
You can vote for Jessica Hampson as Employer here.