Manchester Office Proud To Support The High Profile Event
Over 200 people from Irwin Mitchell in Manchester today celebrated the unveiling of a new Emmeline Pankhurst statue which is just outside their offices at 1 St Peters Square.
The bronze statue, which is called ‘Rise Up Women’, was unveiled on 14th December at a high profile ceremony which was attended by around 3,000 people from across the city.
The statue has been designed by sculptor Hazel Reeves and is the highlight of a campaign to celebrate the significant contribution of women to the city. The unveiling takes place on the day that exactly 100 years ago the first women voted in UK General Election for the first time.
After the unveiling, Irwin Mitchell in Manchester hosted an event for the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Campaign.
Expert Opinion“This will be a really high profile event for the city and one that I was keen that all our people here in Manchester were able to enjoy and be proud of.” Ros Bever - Partner
Dr. Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst: “Our Emmeline is not only a wonderful tribute to the life and work of Emmeline Pankhurst, but is also an incredible legacy to the suffragette movement and the role of Manchester’s women in campaigning for the vote. ”