Three Counties Showground Seals Partnership with Law Firm

Three Counties Showground Seals Partnership with Law Firm
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The Three Counties Agricultural Society (TCAS) announced today that it is to forge links with city-quality law expert Harrison Clark Rickerbys, as part of a brand new business partnership.

The Three Counties Agricultural Society (TCAS) announced today that it is to forge links with city-quality law expert Harrison Clark Rickerbys, as part of a brand new business partnership.

The Society, which organizes some of the biggest leisure-time events in the Midlands, including the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in May and The Royal Three Counties Show in June, has teamed up with Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR), who will become its official legal partner.  

To celebrate the partnership, TCAS in association with Harrison Clark Rickerbys is organising a series of Business Networking Breakfasts.    The first Three Counties Business Breakfast, which also has the support of Bruton Knowles, boasts Peter Florence MBE, co-founder of the Hay Festival, as its headline speaker. Tickets are still available to this event which will take place on 25th February.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys, whose work in all aspects of law is nationally and internationally recognised, has offices in Cheltenham, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Thames Valley and Worcester, together with serviced offices in central Birmingham and London.

The deal signals the start of a mutually beneficial business relationship between two parties working in the very heart of the three counties.

With its annual calendar of shows and third party events drawing more than a million visitors to the region during the course of any one year, and its work in the spheres of food and farming, rural enterprise and education, Three Counties offers unrivalled access to a vast bank of new clientele.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys specialisms include leisure and sport, hospitality, education and agricultural and rural affairs, which complement the Society’s own aims and endeavours and make the partnership a perfect fit.

Mark Fabian, Head of Property at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, said: “In view of my long-standing relationship with Three Counties CEO, Ken Nottage, and members of his senior management team, I was really pleased to have been instrumental in cementing what I know will be a very valuable business partnership. I am flattered that Three Counties has entrusted its legal work to us.

"The Showground is a tremendous asset, which already benefits the local, national and international business communities, and I have no doubt that Ken and his colleagues will further enhance its well-used facilities with far-sighted and exciting plans for the future.”

Mary Wathen, Acting Head of Rural at HCR, said she was delighted that the firm had been chosen as the Society’s official legal partner.

She said: “With its prime location in the heart of the three counties, the Showground is perfectly placed as a natural focal point to bring together clients and contacts for events associated with our offices in the region.  We very much look forward to building a strong and fruitful relationship with our new partner.”

Harrison Clark Rickerbys provides a complete spectrum of legal services to business and private clients across the South and West Midlands, M5 corridor and southwest of England and along the M4 Thames Valley corridor - a close geographical match with the Showground’s own target areas.

TCAS Chief Executive, Ken Nottage, said it was the law firm’s impressive credentials which led the Society to forge links with them.

“Harrison Clark Rickerbys is one of the top firms in the prestigious Legal 500 and Chamber and Partners directories of the major law firms in England andWales, so we are extremely confident that they will help us to enhance our existing successes and take our business forward.

"One of our first joint ventures is to host a series of Business Breakfasts at the Three Counties Centre, the first of which takes place on 25th February. It’s the perfect opportunity for successful business leaders and entrepreneurs to share the challenges and the successes of living and working in the three counties."

The Three Counties Business Breakfast starts at 7.30am.  Tickets are priced at £18pp per event or £15pp if all three are booked at once.  For more information, visit