budleigh carnival window

Our Budleigh Salterton Office wins ‘Best Dressed Window’ in Carnival Week 2019

1st October 2019

On Friday 27th September, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were thrilled to receive first place in the Budleigh Salterton Carnival window competition. Judges, Marion Coles and Mary Hartnell, awarded Gilbert Stephens with our trophy and certificate which we proudly displayed at the front of our spectacular display. The Carnival window competition is a new and exciting opportunity for local businesses in the town centre to put their creativity to the test and compete for the desirable title of ‘Best Dressed Window’.

After a great deal of thought into our Carnival themed window, our Budleigh office has been very busy finalising all the decorations. On Tuesday 24th September, the window was finally complete; furnished with a Tiki Bar, a fabulous flamingo, a prickly pineapple, some luscious greenery and a bright balloon garland which trailed along the top of our display.

Patrick Langrishe, Partner, says “the Carnival is a fantastic and colourful event which brings the whole town together. As a local firm, we thoroughly enjoy getting involved and brightening up our window for the week”.

Due to a yellow weather warning and predictions of high winds and heavy rain, organisers were advised to cancel this year’s Carnival. Many were disappointed as after a break of over twenty years, the Budleigh community were eager to welcome the Carnival back to the seaside town. This year’s Carnival would have been the third Budleigh Salterton Carnival to date.

Gilbert Stephens look forward to welcoming the Carnival back to Budleigh Salterton next year and maybe even retaining our trophy in next year’s Carnival window competition!