Staff from our Birmingham office experienced a day as a Big Issue vendor last week.
"We are working closely with the Big Issue in Birmingham, by providing them with a free legal clinic at their HQ on Summer Lane each week" said Regan Peggs, senior associate at the Birmingham office.
"The team asked if we would like a day training as a vendor and it was an eye opening experience. Out of a team of 8, only sold 4 magazines. It is like you become invisible the moment you put on that Big Issue jacket" he said.
"It is such a shame because it is a great cause, and if they do not sell the magazines they buy, the vendors lose the cost of that magazine, being half of the cover price. We will all definitely be more pro-active in our support of the Big Issue in the future."