Bond Dickinson won the Employer of the Year award at the 2017 Business Leader Awards.

The awards, which took place last week (28 September), celebrated the best of the South West's professional community, recognising business and enterprise across small, medium and large companies. Around 600 people attended the ceremony, including the most prominent business figures in the region.

The awards were independently judged by a team of sector specialists, and over 200 entries were submitted across the 15 categories.

Bond Dickinson was recognised for its commitment to providing a supportive and friendly working environment for its staff, offering opportunities for great new talent to develop, opening up new routes into the legal profession through apprenticeships and promoting diversity and inclusion to acknowledge and celebrate difference.

Sam Lee, Head of Recruitment, said: "Our people are at the very heart of what we do. As a business employing more than 1,200 staff in UK and 250 in Bristol, we want them to enjoy long and successful careers with us and we work hard to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to develop, grow and be rewarded for their success.

"We are delighted and so very proud to have won Employer of the Year at the Business Leader Awards which is a real endorsement of the work we have been doing to boost health and wellbeing, support the Diversity and Inclusion agenda, promote apprenticeships and improve access the legal profession."

Employer of the Year at the Business Leader Awards