Leading law firm mfg Solicitors has given its seal of approval to the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust.

mfg's Peter Copsey and Maynard Burton are welcomed by John Leftwich and Shelagh Paterson of the SVR Charitable Trust
mfg’s Peter Copsey and Maynard Burton are welcomed by John Leftwich and Shelagh Paterson of the SVR Charitable Trust

As newly enrolled gold members of the Railway’s Corporate Partnership Club, they’ve opened up a host of business experience and entertainment opportunities at one of the UK’s most prestigious heritage railways.

With offices across Shropshire and Worcestershire, it makes sound business sense for mfg to partner with the SVR, a leading regional visitor and heritage attraction.

Maynard Burton, chairman and partner at mfg Solicitors said: “We are proud to be new Corporate Partners of Severn Valley Railway. The much-loved heritage railway is a massive part of the area’s history and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Being Corporate Partners allows us, and our staff, to play a part in the Railway’s future so it can be enjoyed and admired for many generations to come.”

Welcoming mfg to the Railway, the Charitable Trust’s Development Board chairman John Leftwich said: “It’s a pleasure and an honour to have the support of such a prominent firm as mfg, and as one of our leading corporate partners we can guarantee them some valuable benefits. They’re going to become regular visitors to the beautiful Severn Valley, taking advantage of their own chartered train with the use of a luxury heritage saloon carriage, and even experience the thrill of riding on the footplate beside the crew firing the engine. They’ll also enjoy behind-the-scenes tours to see the Railway’s restoration experts at work, and complimentary travel and dining tickets for staff incentives.

“The fact that mfg are now officially members of our Corporate Partnership Club is a natural progression of an existing close tie with the company. Their commercial law partner Peter Copsey joined the Charitable Trust’s Board a year ago, and the company has already given us significant financial support.”

The SVR Charitable Trust has 30 companies in its Corporate Partnership Club, who benefit from a range of experiences and opportunities at the Railway, depending on their membership level.

The Charitable Trust is looking to expand the membership, in a bid to secure further funding for restoration projects at the SVR. Any companies interested in finding out how they could benefit from partnership should contact Coralie Hudson on 01562 757919 or visit www.svrtrust.org.uk.