Trethowans shortlisted for three prestigious awards, including Law Firm of the Year title

18 May 2016

A multi-million pound deal and a legacy of achieving outstanding results for its clients has seen Trethowans shortlisted for three prestigious awards.

The firm has been named a finalist in the Law Firm of the Year at the Solent Deals Awards. The Corporate team also acted on two transactions which are nominated for Deal of the Year (Under £25m) and Management Team of the Year categories. The event recognises outstanding deals, banks, law firms and private equity firms and celebrates their outstanding work from the last year.

Management Team of the Year for Lakesmere

Led by Nick Gent, the Corporate Team advised the management team in relation to their buy-out of Lakesmere Group Limited. Headquartered in Winchester, Lakesmere Group is a leading international building envelope and major façade specialist. The group has grown significantly since incorporation in 1993 and has continued plans for expansion under its new executive management team ownership.

Deal of the Year (under £25m) for aap3 MBO

Led by Lucy Grey, the Corporate Team advised the management team of aap3 Limited in relation to their management buy out from the existing shareholders. aap3 is an IT services and recruitment company, based at Southampton Science Park, Hampshire but operating in over 30 countries across Europe, the US and the Middle East. aap3 is a specialist in managed IT services, network engineering services, video services and support, flexible resourcing, and permanent and contract IT recruitment.

Law Firm of the Year

The firm has also been shortlisted as a company for Law Firm of the Year. The recognition comes as Trethowans celebrates 150 years in business. During that time it has supported thousands of individuals, businesses, public sector organisations and charities and achieved significant growth. The company now employs over 200 people who work across its three offices in Southampton, Salisbury and Poole.

Mike Watson, head of Trethowans’ corporate team, said: “We are delighted to have been nominated for the Law Firm of the Year award. Trethowans has seen substantial growth across all areas of the business over the last few years. The Corporate Team alone has grown from 4 people to 14 in the last 6 years and tripled its turnover during this period. Being nominated for this award is great recognition for the progress that we have made as a Team.”

The team will find out if it has won at a glitzy awards ceremony at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, on June 9.