Saturday, 30 October 2010


In aid of British Heart Foundation!

Many congratulations to Sharon Mann who ran the Swindon Half Marathon on Sunday 10th October 2010 in aid of British Heart Foundation

Sharon, who is based at ABD's Calne Office and is part of the Litigation Department, came 357th out of about 1513 who were running! It took her 1 hour 44 min's and 29 seconds (chip time)... very impressive! She was presented with a medal and T Shirt at the end of her challenging run.

Sharon has run a couple of half marathons before but never for charity like this one. So far with the kind help of her work colleagues, friends and family who have sponsored her, she has raised for charity approximately £120 with more money to come!!

Her training prior to the half marathon, involved long distance running with her husband during weekends and shorter maintenance runs during the week. This was just as well because the course was a tough one with a few hills!!

She is hoping to continue running more half marathons and possibly even a full marathon!

So, after having had some leg rest she is now back on the training and working out her next challenge!

Its the taking part that counts!
Sharon with her medal and T Shirt.

Well done Sharon!

Sunday, 17 October 2010


Devizes Chamber of Commerce gathered in the Bear Hotel, Devizes to enjoy their annual dinner on Friday 15 October 2010!

The dinner was attended by local business committee members including ABD Partner Roger Chadwick. Also in attendance was ABD Partner Andrew Douglas.

Guest Speaker for the evening was Claire Perry, Conservative MP for Devizes.


Roger Chadwick, Claire Perry MP and Andrew Douglas.
(From left to right)

Dinner was served in the Lambtons Restaurant where 40 or so people sat down to enjoy a delicious 3 course meal!

Richard Jaggs, Devizes Chamber of Commerce Committee Chairman gave a speech followed by guest speaker Claire Perry MP.

After a question and answer session the evening ended with coffee, chocs and carriages home!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010



ABD Partner Roger Chadwick acted in the sale of a special Inn!

The Honeystreet villagers were granted a big Lottery Fund Grant of £273,840 in order to preserve their local pub ."The Barge Inn Community Group" are the new tenants of the Barge Inn at Honeystreet.

Featured already on Local TV News and to be featured in a BBC ONE TV Documentary, the villagers have bought the 200 year old Inn.

The Barge Inn is located on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal and is the
headquarters of the crop circle fraternity - the hub of crop circle enthusiasts!!

For more info or to visit the Inn - log onto Barge Inn @ Honeystreet!