BBC presenter, Sophie Raworth recently visited the Harrogate International Festival Spiegeltent to talk about her career and experiences moving from regional news to become a news anchor with the BBC.
The visit was of special significance as Sophie is the great-grandaughter of the founder of Raworths Solicitors.
Sophie spoke about how her career progressed from presenting in Leeds to progress to present the BBC Breakfast programme and the main national news bulletins.
Christopher Butterworth, senior partner of Raworths, solicitors, said:
From our point of view it was wonderful to have Sophie take part in the Raworths’ Literary and Lecture Series in the Harrogate International Festival which we are sponsoring for the first time, in our 125th anniversary year.
Sophie is the great-granddaughter of Edwin Raworth who founded our firm in 1887, and her talk demonstrated that the professionalism and energy shown by him all those years ago is still very much alive in the Raworth family.
Sophie’s talk was fascinating and fun, and demonstrated how far the apparent calm we see on our TV screens is from the reality behind the scenes! She is a consummate professional