“In a gentle way, we can shake the world.”
Giving back little and often
Although Celtic Law Ltd may be a small firm, I believe that it can make a positive impact through corporate social responsibility. To me this means giving back little and often to make a bigger difference. In practice, it’s about making sure Celtic Law contributes to the community in which it operates and to whom it serves.
By choosing to work with Celtic Law for your legal services, and by your support of me as a small business, you are helping me to sustain the vehicle that allows me to play my part in helping our community.
Celtic Law’s ambitions
Celtic Law Ltd promises to:
- Give its time, resources or money to community projects and local charities on a regular basis;
- Give employees of the firm time to support community projects and local charities that are important to them; and
- To work with clients, suppliers and other businesses who share its values in the belief that if we all make small changes, together we can make a big impact.
Celtic Law’s work and achievements so far
- I am a Trustee at NEWCIS, a charity based in Mold dedicated to supporting unpaid carers across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. Giving my time to the charity has helped me learn the experiences and challenges carers in our community face, which in turn has helped me tailor the legal services Celtic Law delivers for carers.
- I’m also a Director on the board of the Social Enterprise arm of NEWCIS, which currently runs three charity shops in the North West Wales region.
- In 2019 I had the pleasure to run the London Marathon on behalf of NEWCIS. With the support of friends, clients and local businesses I raised over £4500 for the charity. It was wonderful to experience first-hand the generosity of people – not only in donating, but also in helping me promote the charity and train!
- Celtic Law has co-founded a not-for-profit networking group, The Celtic Community Network with Robert Lewis of Celtic Financial Planning. The group helps to bring together like-minded businesses and provide networking opportunities, sounding boards and help to grow members’ businesses. Supporting the development and growth of other local business directly impacts the economy, job creation and sustainability in the local area.
- In 2020, Emily cofounded Celtic Incubator Centre CIC. This project aims to help start-up companies seeking a ‘CIC’ start. We strive to give young companies a helping hand through the combination of our expertise and connections.
- In 2019, Celtic Law donated food to a local food bank, along with Christmas Puddings and Christmas Crackers to a local church preparing Christmas dinners for members of the community who did not have Christmas dinner at home.
- In 2020 Celtic Law took part in Free Wills Month – a fantastic way of generating donations for charities while also giving clients aged 55+ the perfect opportunity to kickstart to their Will-making journey. I am also on the National Free Wills Network.
- I sit on the North Wales and Cheshire Law Society Committee, which works hard to keep the profession connected by organising social and training events throughout the region. Having been invited to take on the role as Vice President Elect, I look forward to increasing my involvement over the next few years.