Chamber chooses Ward Hadaway | 08 October 08

NORTH law firm Ward Hadaway has been chosen by the UK’s largest chamber of commerce to work on a range of property and commercial matters.

The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) has appointed the firm to provide advice on its property portfolio and related commercial issues.

Ward Hadaway was chosen following a competitive tender process and will work with NECC for the next five years.

Malcolm Lloyd, partner and head of commercial property at Ward Hadaway, said: “NECC is one of the largest and most influential business organisations in the country so we are delighted to have been chosen to help advise it.

“This is a prestigious seal of approval for the expertise and experience of our property and commercial teams and we will be working hard to ensure NECC gets the best possible service from us.”

NECC represents the interests of more than 4,500 North-East businesses on a regional, national and international level.

It has successfully campaigned on a range of issues affecting companies in the region, including improved transport links, boosting the use of North-East suppliers in the region’s public sector and removing barriers to economic expansion via its Go For Jobs campaign.

As well as acting as an influential voice for North-East business, NECC also provides a comprehensive range of business services, products and expert training to help businesses realise their potential.

James Ramsbotham, chief executive of NECC, said: “The North-East has an excellent and thriving legal sector so it was natural for NECC to choose a firm from the region for this particular role.

“We were impressed with what Ward Hadaway had to offer our organisation and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

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