Tranmere Rovers Football Club and commercial law firm Hill Dickinson have joined forces in a four-year partnership that aims to bring benefits to both organisations as well as the communities they serve.
Announcing their new venture today [Monday 29 March 2021], the parties will collaborate on a range of initiatives designed to help promote, among others, equality and diversity, multiculturalism, female leadership and social mobility. They will also support a number of projects that directly benefit local communities in and around the Club’s home ground at Prenton Park, Wirral.
Each organisation will lend its individual strengths and experience to the partnership, sharing and building upon best practice through discussion, volunteering and mentoring programmes, and community-based fundraising.
As part of the agreement, Hill Dickinson is formally confirmed as legal partner to the Club for an initial four-year period until June 2025.
Speaking of his firm’s commitment to the partnership with Tranmere, Jonathan Brown, chair of Hill Dickinson and part of the firm’s Liverpool Corporate team, said: ”Tranmere Rovers Football Club is renowned and much admired as a Club that is not only firmly rooted in its local community but actively supports that community in tackling many of the barriers to health, education and employment. There is a great deal that businesses like ours can learn from that.
“As legal partner to Tranmere Rovers we will direct much of our effort towards supporting the Club’s Tranmere Rovers in the Community [TRIC] programme, working alongside the Club’s management team to provide trusted legal advice and guidance.
“Tranmere, through its various programmes and action-led initiatives, has an inspiring record of achievement in embracing head on many of the issues that Hill Dickinson, as a responsible employer, discusses in business every day: how to remove barriers to achieving gender equality at the top, ensuring our workforce is representative of the racial, ethnic, social and culturally diverse society we live in, supporting our local community in a meaningful way and opening up career pathways to anyone with the drive and ambition to achieve, regardless of background.”
Nicola Palios, co-owner and vice chair of Tranmere Rovers Football Club, added: “I am confident that we will receive top class legal advice from Hill Dickinson but equally important is the cultural alignment between the two organisations. We have always had a fierce commitment to making sure that everyone is welcome at Prenton Park, and in Hill Dickinson we have a partner who feels equally strongly about inclusivity.”
Details of specific initiatives will be announced as the partnership develops.