Belfast Telegraph

Wilson Nesbitt sponsoring award for Emerging/Start-Up of the Year

Darragh McCarthy (right) of sponsors Fintru presents Gareth Irvine of Copeland Spirits with last year’s award
Darragh McCarthy (right) of sponsors Fintru presents Gareth Irvine of Copeland Spirits with last year’s award

Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors, which has offices in Belfast and Bangor, offers a comprehensive range of business services to its wide range of commercial clients.

The firm's solicitors are able to assist on both contentious and non-contentious legal issues and are market leaders in the areas of corporate and commercial advices, debt recovery and litigation. .

Partner Neil Logan said speed of response and accurate, pragmatic advice enable Wilson Nesbitt to stand out from the crowd.

"We provide a one-to-one relationship service for our commercial clients backed up with a serious level of technical expertise built up over many years," he said.

"When problems arise there is always someone in the team who has confronted the same problem in the past - the answer is quickly provided and the problem accurately solved."

The firm has a reputation for providing innovative solutions for major clients.

This reputation has been earned by long-term investment in human resources, systems and processes.

Mr Logan said: "We take a five-year view on our investment decisions. And that investment is always ongoing."

Technology plays a huge role in the firm's work and ambitions.

Wilson Nesbitt has invested over £1.5m in its IT personnel and systems over the last five years.

Mr Logan explained what the sum has been spent on. "We measure ourselves against the best efficiencies and client service levels in the UK," he said.

"We have an in-house IT team consisting of three full-time employees who work with the different departments, including the business services teams, to continually enhance the firm's working practices, risk management and client experiences.

"The team is supported by seconded external specialist consultants."

The firm currently has a team of 20 employees working exclusively within the business services teams.

Again, efficiency and communication are the core principles of the team structure and clients enjoy as smooth a process as is possible underpinned by specialist knowledge and experienced risk and security management.

Wilson Nesbitt is sponsoring the Emerging Business/Start-Up of the Year award in this year's Belfast Telegraph Business Awards in partnership with Ulster Bank.

Mr Logan said: "We wanted to be involved in the awards to recognise the hard work that goes into taking those first steps in business.

"As a long-established local business ourselves we appreciate that the road to success can often be littered with many obstacles.

"The success of any start-up business in what have been challenging times must be applauded.

"We congratulate everyone who has been nominated for an award and recognise the achievement that it is to stand out in such a competitive market."

The gala awards dinner takes place on Thursday, May 2, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast.

A table of 10 costs £1,500 plus Vat while individual places are available at £160 plus Vat.

To book online, visit www.belfast telegraph.co.uk/business awards/tickets