Challinors’ Corporate Partner appointed BID Trustee

Malford Harris, Partner, commercial law and not-for-profit sector specialist at Midlands law firm Challinors, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of BID Services, a UK registered charity which works with deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, and physically and sensory disabled people.

As a Trustee and the only lawyer on the Board, Malford will support BID Services with guidance and advice on legal, governance and general compliance matters.

BID Services was first founded over a century ago as the Birmingham Mission for the Deaf, before being renamed the Birmingham Institute for the Deaf and later becoming BID Services. It is based at the Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood in Birmingham.

Its Board of Trustees is headed by Lionel Martin, its newly appointed Chair, with Treasurer George Gillan, a former commercial loans manager at the Birmingham office of the Bank of Ireland.

Commenting on his appointment as a BID Services Trustee, Malford says: “Having acted for a number of charities in a legal capacity, I am now very much looking forward to actually working with the Board of Trustees of BID Services to contribute to its day-to-day governance, whilst having the chance to give something back after many years practicing law in the not-for-profit sector. I am also looking forward to learning British Sign Language.”

Please see the attached press release for more information. The attached jpeg image shows (caption): Challinors Partner Malford Harris has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of UK charity BID Services.