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Staff at Eversheds are being given the chance to win a £20,000 cash prize for coming up with a pioneering business idea.
The firm has created an innovation forum, which encourages everyone from support staff to senior partners to submit their business ideas to a judging panel that will select a winning proposal each month for a cash prize of £500.
At the end of the year the person who came up with the best overall idea will be awarded £20,000.
HR director Angus MacGregor, who sits on the judging panel with chief executive Bryan Hughes and three other partners, said: “We wanted to push this because Eversheds is about innovation and so far there’s been a tremendous amount of ideas that have come out of it. People are starting to look at things differently to enhance the way we work as a firm.”
MacGregor added that the scheme was about creating a platform for “creative business thinking”.
There have been four winning ideas since the new scheme was first introduced in January including a new consultancy programme called Eversheds Align, which offers in-house legal teams advice on effective management structures.
Another winning idea has been to develop a business development database, which allows lawyers at the firm to pool all their client information together in one place.