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Hodgkinsons Proudly Receive T.E.D Award for being ‘Age Friendly’

Recognised for their excellent service and environment for the older generation, Hodgkinsons are presented with an ‘Age Friendly Business Award’.​

Hodgkinsons Proudly Receive T.E.D Award for being ‘Age Friendly’

Hodgkinsons Solicitors, a local business serving the community of Skegness has been awarded for their outstanding service and empathetic work ethics, particularly towards elderly customers. The award followed the companies work within Dementia community which Tina Hill, Head of the Wills & Probate Department, stands as co-chair to the Skegness Dementia Action Alliance. Tina has also helped Hodgkinsons to become a ‘Dementia Friendly’ organisation through her work as a ‘Dementia Friend Champion’.

T.E.D ‘Talk, Eat and Drink’ in East Lindsey, is a six-year Big Lottery Funded project which is inspired by Lincolnshire’s food heritage and aims to see older people getting out and about more to become increasingly involved in social activities which aims to encourage positivity and sense a of self-wellbeing. 

To achieve the T.E.D Award, Hodgkinsons underwent a process of assessments and mystery shoppers  which they were required to meet a range of criteria’s for. The criteria included things such as excellent customer service including staff training and attitude, a clutter free environment, customer comfort, clear marketing and communications and accessibility. Numerous volunteer mystery shoppers either visited or contacted the company to gather evidence against the award criteria. Upon completion of the Age-friendly Business Award process, Hodgkinsons were given feedback which confirmed that they had been successful and were therefore awarded with a certificate in acknowledgement of the achievement.

Tina Hill, a Lawyer within the Wills & Probate Department commented: “At Hodgkinsons we are determined to provide an exceptional customer experience and this includes supporting as many people as possible aged 50 and over. We commit ourselves where possible to help such clients lead an enhanced quality of life, to ensure they do not feel lonely or isolated and to feel positive about their future by tailoring the design and delivery of our services and business to suit them.”

By becoming an ‘Age Friendly Business’ Hodgkinsons continue to improve their reputation by proving that they value the older generation and want to help to foster a positive view of ageing. The award will embed customers with the confidence that Hodgkinsons is a leading company in the local area of Lincolnshire who commit themselves to the older generation by joining this age-friendly award scheme.

By obtaining such awards Hodgkinsons continue to support and establish their brand ethos of ‘a professional, friendly and efficient service that is uniquely and consistently identifiable as Hodgkinsons’. To provide constant assurance to the public regarding the level of services Hodgkinsons provide, ongoing mystery shops will be completed on a regular basis to ensure that the award standards are maintained.

If you are thinking about making or amending your Will or putting a Power of Attorney in place, it is essential to have the guidance and expertise of skilled and knowledgeable legal advisers. For more information on the services Hodgkinsons provide, visit or contact 01754 897150 to speak to a member of the Wills & Probate Department.