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Conveyancers go green with Wildflower Initiative

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As part of a second green initiative the residential conveyancing team at Pearson Solicitors are sending wildflowers to clients when they move into their new home and supporting a local school at the same time.

Pearson Solicitors supports new business

On moving in day every client is sent a ‘Welcome to your New Home’ card by their conveyancing solicitors. The cards have been sourced from Garden Greetings; a company formed by sixth formers at the Oldham Hulme Grammar School as part of their Young Enterprise Competition.

Once used they can then be planted in the garden as wildflower seeds are embedded in the biodegradable cards.

“We already have a future roots campaign offering trees to new householder, but it’s not something everyone wants, but the wildflowers can go anywhere, even if they are thrown away, they breakdown and the flowers are released,” said Solicitor and Head of Residential Conveyancing at Pearson Solicitors, Victoria Marshall.

“Nationally we’ve lost 97% of our wildflower meadows and they are so important as they provide pollinators and insects with food from leaves, pollen, nectar, shelter and places to breed, we all need to look after our environment and at Pearson we are just trying to do our bit,” she said.

“When we came across the scheme and were able to support the young pupils at Hulme Grammar School it was an easy decision to buy from them.  Their business acumen has been great, they’ve delivered a great product to tight deadlines, communication has been straightforward and I think many big businesses could learn a thing or two from them, I wish them well as they develop the business under its new name Foxglove Papers,” added Victoria Marshall.

Victoria Marshall and former students from Oldham Grammar School

Commenting on the order from Pearson Solicitors in Oldham, Hulme Grammar pupil, Lloyd Coulter, said:

“We are beyond happy to have been asked to create such a big order for a well-known firm like Pearson Solicitors. The large order was challenging, as we have never provided so many cards before. However, after sourcing a local print shop that would print our cards for the price we wanted we managed to find a way to make this possible. We also spent lots of time scoring the cards by hand, but as we all worked together and the skills we have learnt will be extremely helpful as we progress our business. We are so grateful to have been welcomed to the Pearson family, and can’t wait to work with them more in the future.”

The group now plan to continue the company, another pupil, Katie Lee, said she had learned a lot about business as part of the group:

“We have recently gone through a rebranding process as the competition came to an end. We felt that as we took the steps to create a real business it was important to start on a clean slate and changing in our name was an important part of this. We are now called ‘Foxglove Papers’ a name that we feel combines sophistication with fun, just how we want our brand to be represented.”

“We are very excited for the journey we have ahead and can’t wait to see where this can take us,” she added.

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For legal advice on purchasing your new home speak to our conveyancing solicitors on 0161 785 3500 or email

Image: Former pupils from Oldham Hulme Grammar School presenting new home cards to Victoria Marshall.

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

Written by Victoria Marshall


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