Who is the client

William Turner is a leading UK supplier of school uniform accessories. A family-run business with a vision for all children to wear smart school uniforms, they’ve provided thousands of young people with handmade-quality, British-manufactured school accessories since their formation in 1969.

For three generations, William Turner has represented consistency and a proven pedigree.

Gorvins Servicers used

Family Business, Commercial Property, Employment, Corporate law.

Client objectives

William Turner was approached by the UK’s leading uniform and sportswear specialist, Banner, with a view to acquisition. Having worked with Gorvins for over ten years, William Turner turned to them again to assist with the acquisition process.

Gorvins Corporate/Commercial partner and head of Family Business, Christian Mancier has been a consistent point of contact between William Turner and Gorvins and was on hand again to provide sound legal advice and support throughout the acquisition process.

As well as the acquisition itself, William Turner needed support from the commercial property team with regard to the property aspect of the acquisition and the employment team with the various staffing issues and terms of employment associated with the transaction.

What we did

Gorvins provided a holistic service to William Turner, ensuring all of their legal requirements were taken care of. As well as the legal services rendered by the Commercial Property and Employment teams, our Family Business and Commercial Law team assisted with the main share purchase agreement, all ancillary documentation and replied to all the due diligence carried out by the buyer to ensure the transaction was done optimally.

What the client said

“We’ve worked with Gorvins for a long time and Christian, in particular, has been a big part of that. Always keen to understand what our family’s objectives are and always there for support and guidance, the whole Gorvins team provided a one-stop shop for everything we needed from a legal standpoint.

The truly holistic approach our business received was one of the reasons we have stuck with Gorvins for over a decade. William Turner is now entering an exciting new stage and we look forward to taking the business into the future as part of the Banner Group.”

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