Beaumont Lawrence sponsors BCAs 2015
As the father of three children himself, Shrewsbury businessman Ben Lawrence recognises the importance of honouring organisations across Shropshire which educate, support or provide activities for youngsters.
For the second year running, Mr Lawrence, managing director of Beaumont Lawrence, based at Mercian Close, Shrewsbury, has pledged to support the annual Businesses for Children Awards (BCAs).
Launched in 2014, the inaugural BCAs ceremony saw businesses from all over the county, of all different sizes, scooping awards in 11 different categories.
This year’s event will take place on March 14 at The Park Inn, Telford, from 6 pm.
Beaumont Lawrence will again sponsor the Children’s Charity award, which was last year won by Telford and Wrekin Young Carers.
“I was so impressed by the work of this charity,” Mr Lawrence said. “Sometimes these young carers are the primary carer for a relative and they have to deal with such a wide range of issues at such a young age.
“The charity really helps raise the profile of young carers and offers them lots of support, such as a youth club or days out. The children make friends with others who understand what it’s like to be a young carer.”
Mr Lawrence said he was looking forward to seeing which children’s charities are nominated for 2015.
“I know it will be a tough decision to choose a winner,” he said. “There are so many charities out there doing such important work to help young people.
“As a father myself, it’s great to know there are people out there ready to help if you need them and we should all celebrate the work they do,” he said. “Being a father automatically makes you more aware of the needs of youngsters. I’m delighted to be sponsoring such a fantastic award and look forward to meeting the winner on the day.”
Beaumont Lawrence is a family-owned insurance firm, which has been working with businesses across Shropshire for more than 40 years.
As well as supporters of the BCAs, Beaumont Lawrence also sponsors the Shrewsbury Grand Prix, which last year brought thousands of people and sports men and women to the county.