EMG Solicitors Awarded Prestigious B Corp Status

Commitment to Community and Environment Recognised

EMG Solicitors, with offices in Durham, Newcastle, Darlington, Penrith, and Manchester, are delighted to announce their award of the prestigious B Corp status. This accreditation reflects the firm’s ongoing commitment to their people, local communities, and positive impact on the environment and society.

Achieving B Corp Status

To become a B Corp (with the ‘B’ standing for Benefit), a business must commit to meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, balancing profit with purpose. The certification process covers five elements: governance, workers, community, environment, and customers.

Recognition for Excellence

The award closely follows the firm’s recent listing in The Times and Sunday Times UK 100 Best Places to Work 2024.

Leadership’s Perspective

Emma Gaudern, Managing Director of EMG Solicitors, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have achieved the prestigious B Corp status which is a real reflection of our ongoing commitment to our people, clients, and local communities. Since founding EMG Solicitors, we have always held strong values that centre on delivering excellence in all we do. Looking after our people and customers in the very best way we can, supporting our local community, and being environmentally conscious are the foundation stones of who we are and what we do. We believe that our communities and service offering become so much more valued and valuable when we take a holistic approach, working together and giving back where we can.

The B Corp accreditation which comes on the back of our Times UK 100 Best Places to Work 2024 inclusion, also reflects the high standards we uphold and our commitment to creating an environment where all can thrive. I’m so proud of our incredible people at EMG who day in and day out go above and beyond for our clients. This year marks our 10 year anniversary as a firm and these awards and accreditations reflect all the team’s dedication and hard work.”

Staff Pride and Dedication

Ian Burke, Head of People and Culture at EMG, added:

“Our colleagues take huge pride in working at EMG Solicitors and delivering the best client service. This is reflected in our recent survey results from The Times and Sunday Times UK 100 Best Places to Work 2024, where 94% agreed they were proud to work for EMG Solicitors and would recommend working here to their family and friends.

The achievement of B Corp status demonstrates our commitment to not only what we do but in how we do it. It demonstrates our approach to supporting our colleagues, our communities, and the environment whilst delivering exceptional legal services for our clients. Whilst this is a great achievement, it is also just a stepping stone to build on as we continue to commit to excellence.”

Celebrating Achievements

Notable Awards

EMG Solicitors have received numerous awards, recognising their dedication to people, management, and leadership. These include:

  • B Corp Status
  • The Times and Sunday Times UK 100 Best Places to Work 2024
  • Private Client Firm of the Year at the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards 2024
  • Full Lexcel accreditation
  • Top Tier Listed Legal 500 Firm for private client work
  • Inspiring Female Employer Award 2021
  • Investors in People – UK Employer of the Year (50–249 employees) Silver Award – 2022
  • CIPD Excellence in Leadership Award 2022
  • Better Health at Work Gold Award 2022
  • Better Health at Work Continuing Excellence Award 2023

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