Britain’s most decorated winter Paralympian, Jade Etherington, officially opened the new offices of a Lincoln law firm on Tuesday, August 19.
Jade cut the ribbon at Bridge McFarland’s new office complex on Lincoln High Street.
The 680sq metre office is housing five of the firm’s 21 partners. The investment is worth more than £400,000.
The opening ceremony brings to an end months of work and investment in the new offices, which included converting the former Sony Centre into a state-of-the-art reception and meeting rooms.
The law firm also has offices in Grimsby, Louth, Hull, Market Rasen and London.
The firm recently announced the promotion of two new partners, renewed a major sponsorship deal with Lincoln City FC and extended its offices in Hull.
Bridge McFarland’s current office on Tentercroft Street has been bought by Lincolnshire County Council, which will demolish the building to make way for the new East-West road link scheme.
The buy-out has provided the firm with the opportunity to consolidate its growing Lincoln operation into new offices.
Jade (23) is a visually-impaired ski racer from Lincolnshire.
Since joining the British Disabled Ski Team’s Development Squad in 2009, Jade went on to completed for Great Britain at the Winter Paralympics in 2014.
She won silvers in the downhill, slalom and super combined, plus a bronze in the super-G in Sochi.
Jade also became the first British woman to win a Winter Paralympic medal on the snow.
Bridge McFarland Managing Partner Richard Parnell, who is also a director of Lincolnshire Sport, said the firm was delighted and honoured that such an inspirational figure was cutting the ribbon on the office.
He said: “Jade really is a remarkable athlete who has overcome so many hurdles to reach her goals and her achievements are an inspiration to many.
“We are privileged to have Jade’s support for such an important event in the development of our law firm and hope our drive for success mirrors her remarkable accomplishments.”