BPE act for The Smallpeice Trust on progressive merger

BPE Solicitors

Gloucestershire law firm, BPE Solicitors has acted for the Warwickshire-based charity, The Smallpeice Trust on its recent merger with the Arkwright Scholarships Trust.

The Smallpeice Trust is the UK’s largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education charity, reaching around 50,000 young people a year through their programmes. The Arkwright Scholarships Trust supports future leaders in engineering during their A-Level (or equivalent) studies via their highly coveted Arkwright Engineering Scholarships programme.  A record 425 Arkwright Engineering Scholarships were awarded in 2017.

Through the combined efforts of BPE’s Corporate and Science & Technology teams, the merger successfully brought together the two charities enabling it to offer educational institutions, parents and young students a single point of contact for a wide range of STEM resources, courses, scholarships and mentors already working within the engineering and science sectors.