Image: Peter Taylor, Managing Partner of Paris Smith LLP, with Janet Owen, Chief Executive of Hampshire Cultural Trust
Hampshire Cultural Trust has announced its second-ever Founding Corporate Partner, Paris Smith LLP, today (January 14).
Paris Smith LLP, which is based in Southampton and has recently opened an office in Winchester, is one of the largest regional law firms in Central Southern England, with 34 partners and just under 200 staff. The new partnership has seen the firm donate £2,500 to the Trust as a Founding Corporate Partner.
The partnership will see the organisations working collaboratively to champion Hampshire as a world-class county.
Hampshire Cultural Trust, which launched last year, exists to bring world class culture to Hampshire. With 23 museums and arts venues, it works collaboratively to bring organisations, people and ideas together for greater impact, with customer focus at its core.
Both independent organisations share the same core values of being fresh and exciting, collaborative and customer focused - always staying ahead of the curve and delivering real value with confidence.
Janet Owen, Chief Executive of Hampshire Cultural Trust, said: “We are delighted to announce Paris Smith LLP as a Founding Corporate Partner. We both share the vision of enabling and showcasing the very best and Paris Smith LLP are a perfect partner for us to have on board. We plan to extend our corporate sponsorship further and welcome organisations in the County to get involved.”
Peter Taylor, Managing Partner of Paris Smith LLP, said: “A community is undoubtedly defined by its culture. As a business which is committed to enabling success in the regional economy, it is important to Paris Smith to support the Trust in its mission to raise awareness of the world class culture, arts and heritage available on our doorstep. As a Corporate Founding Partner, we are really pleased to play a part in enriching the cultural offer of the County. We know that the support of business can really make a difference to the breadth and depth of the culture and arts sector, which enhances the region in which we live and work, as well as attracting others to experience what is on offer here."