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My experience of home working

Kevin Sullivan
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Kevin Sullivan, an Insolvency Partner, tells us about his experience working from home. Before the coronavirus pandemic, I was never keen on working from home – mainly because I never had the set-up and preferred the convenience and comforts...

Sandcastle competition

Perdeep Grewal
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On 14 June 2019,  Keith Songhurst, David Feakins, Lisa Cox and I dusted off our tools and trainers and took part in the annual Daniel Connal Partnership Sandcastle Competition on Frinton Beach. The task was to design and build a landmark for Frinton,...

Barclays Bank Chelmsford Quiz

David Rayner
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Last night Birkett Long attended the Barclays Bank, Chelmsford quiz, held at Chelmsford City Football Club. Having won for the previous 2 years, the Birkett Long team consisted of Kurt Goddard, Liz O’Mahony, Bradley Powell, Emma Wraight, Simon Green...

Wagamama joins Colchester High Street

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The up and coming Colchester High Street is nearly completed with another chain restaurant! Last night I was a lucky one to visit the new restaurant on the high street, Wagamama, for a preview night. The new Japanese restaurant, which sits snug in-between...

Birkett Long v Ensors

David Feakins
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Last Thursday, some of Birkett Long’s finest football players were involved in a 5-a-side friendly against Ensors in Ipswich. Organised by our colleague Tom, we piled into his car after work and headed to the game for what was supposed to be a 6.30pm...

Match Report

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Last week a select few from Birkett Long LLP and Birkett Long IFA LLP  participated in a football match in support of the Rob George Foundation, organised by employees from Care UK. Myself, Paul Chilver and former colleague Tom were a part of a...

Footballing Success(ish)

Simon Green
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On Saturday the Birkett Long football team conquered all (except the mighty Tesco) to finish runners up in the Papworth Trust Football Tournament. In a format that departed from convention the first 3 games were friendlies, and with 3 wins and 2 clean sheets...

'What was the most extraordinary thing about this advert?'

Jennie Skingsley
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Yesterday I watched an advert on YouTube that gave me goosebumps. Without giving too much away, the advert revolved around pairs of people who had never met before and had polar opposite views about some very specific things. They were then set a number of...

Barclays Charity Quiz Night

Jess Birch
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On Tuesday evening a team of Kurt Goddard, Bradley Powell, Lisa Collins, Jess Elwell, Cara O’Donoghue and Alex Aspinwall-Livesey (who is currently undertaking work experience with Kurt), attended the Barclays Charity Quiz. The Quiz was in aid of PHAB...

Halloween quiz success

Jess Birch
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On a dark, spooky, Halloween evening a team of six Birkett Long ghouls (Jo McKenna, Bradley Powell, Jess Elwell, Ella Johnson, Paul Chilver and Paul’s girlfriend Harriette Naylor) attempted to uphold our recent quiz success at the Mercury Rising...

Havens Hospice Big Essex Corporate Quiz

Jennie Skingsley
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On 19th October 2016  quiz teams from organisations across Essex met for the hotly contested Havens Hospice Big Essex Corporate Quiz. Thanks to some fantastic generosity over  £8,000 was raised for Little Havens on the night. Birkett Long...

Bingo charity night

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Last night, several members of the Birkett Long staff attended at the St Helena Hospice bingo charity night held at their Education Centre in Colchester in at of our very own £50 Challenge.  We arrived to a very warm welcome from the friendly...

Dragon Boat Race 2016

David Feakins
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On Sunday 26th June, Birkett Long’s finest rowers took to the River Chelmer to take part in a Dragon Boat Race in aid of Bloodwise UK. With the sun shining down, a total of 22 teams entered the competition with the hope of taking home the...

Fish and chips night

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Every year Birkett Long LLP holds a quiz for staff, family and friends. It’s organised by the firm’s Events and Fundraising Committee which is made up of members of staff.  The event is attended by some 120 people and whilst the aim is...

Birkett Long victorious at NatWest's annual quiz night

Thomas Emmett
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On 8th October 2015, over 15 teams from a variety of organisations across Essex attended the Natwest Quiz 2015 at Chelmsford FC to raise money for Havens Hospice. Thanks to Natwest and all the organisations in attendance; over £5,000 was raised! A...

The Home Partnership enter #BLsizzle

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Quite a surprise when ‘it’ dropped through my door A challenge had been set for all No cooking in my Apron, no not for me I was off on my hollibobs – with my family           So car packed full, with...

The Birkett Longshots strike again

Jennie Skingsley
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On Saturday, Claire ‘exPCWorlder’ Neal, Jen ‘on secondment from Handbags & Gladrags’ Skingsley, Victoria ‘catering corps’ Fenner and her partner Nev-who-actually-turned-out-to-know-a-few-things attended the Currys...

FRP triathlon for Havens Hospice

Peter Allen
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  Yesterday, we entered the inaugrural FRP triathlon at Gosfield Lake in aid of Little Havens Hospice. A last minute substitute was required due to Martin’s injury with Kevin Sullivan taking his place on the run.  ...

Strawberry race for Wilkin & Sons

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On Thursday 19 June 2014 something very out of the ordinary happened, two Alices, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts gathered in Tiptree to pick Little Scarlett strawberries. Despite what you might now be thinking I am still very much in control of...

Love Litigating Lawyers Day!

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It has come to my attention that today (Friday 31 August) is ‘Love Litigating Lawyers’ Day! This coincides nicely with my qualification into the Chelmsford Commercial Litigation team meaning there is now one extra litigation lawyer to love at...

If I ruled the town.....

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In May 2012 the government announced which town centres in England were successful in their bids to become one of the “Portas Pilot” towns. This selection was based on the quality of the individual submissions, which has attracted some criticism...

Tiptree Strawberry Race

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“Would you like to dress up as a bee and go pick strawberries for charity?” is probably not something many of us hear at work too often, but a few weeks ago at Birkett Long, we were asked just that. We were told that many strawberry pickers...

Trailwalkers - adventure 4!

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On Saturday 9 June 2012, 3 quarters of the walking team decided to tackle a 25 mile walk along with two willing volunteers, Sarah Campbell & Mark Williams. Truffle the dog and Justina, one quarter of our trusted support crew, also joined the walk. We...

Trail Walker - Support Crew point of view

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Along with Bob and Helen (three fifths of the Support Crew) we decided to test our map reading knowledge and acquaint ourselves (via a car) with the Check Points on the route that our intrepid Birkett Long Walkers (BLW) would be taking. Failing miserably...

Plant Parts Ltd wins Queen's Award for Enterprise for a second time

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Plant Parts Ltd has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for the second year running, which is a very rare achievement. They are one of only 8 companies in Suffolk and Essex to win the Queen’s Award for...

Trail walker team adventures - Part two

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Date: Saturday 5 May 2012 Location: Petersfield Crew: Katy Humphreys (Team Leader), Anne and Bob Wright (Support Crew) With 70 days to go until D day, I decided as Team Leader to venture down to Petersfield on Saturday 5 May with Anne & Bob Wright...

Introducing the Birkett Long trail walkers

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Who? Walking Team: Tim Ogle, Claire Read, Katy Humphreys and Calum Irvine Support Team: Justina Ridley What? A 100km trek across the South Downs, to be completed in under 30 hours. Why? The event is organised by Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust. We...

New charity added to Run4fun beneficiaries

Jennie Skingsley
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For the last nine year’s Run4Fun has benefitted the Mayor of Colchester’s charities (having raised over £66,550 for them).  This year we have taken the decision to not only support the Mayor’s charities (which will be announced...

Tenth Run4Fun underway!

Jennie Skingsley
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Planning for Run4Fun 2011 is well underway!  We’ve already had lots of Gold sponsors confirm, for which we’re really grateful.  The event really wouldn’t happen without them. This year we’re expanding sponsorship...

Run4Fun 2010

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Good show by all participants and there were numerous entrants in excellent fancy dress – there was a real buzz! The new trainees will now join the team and help to organise next year’s event, supervised by the ever enthusiastic Jen. Thanks again...