A few years ago, after 20 years working in local government schools, I decided a new challenge was in order. I knew exactly what I wanted; a role in a small business which I could help grow and develop. All I had to do was find the right place. After months of scrolling through job adverts, during which time my husband helpfully pointed out that to get a new job I actually had to apply for one, I finally spotted the advert. Perfect, now all I had to do was persuade them I had all the skills and experience the business needed. Fortunately for me, I was successful and the rest is history.
So, here we are, 4 years later. Our team at Menzies Law has grown from three to eight, with plans for two additional roles in the pipeline; we have policies and procedures to rival any school I ever worked in; and the business has gone from strength to strength. My role here has changed significantly, as you would expect with such expansion. Nowadays, my role is one of finance management and also strategy, supporting our Director, Luke, with business planning and development. When I first joined Menzies Law, Luke was very clear about the high level of care and service he wanted our clients to experience. Our ethos, not only amongst our solicitors, but for every team member, is to ensure that all our clients receive a high quality experience at every level. I believe we achieve that; only this week a new client, an HR director, commented on the speedy and professional support he’d received from everyone he’d had contact with within the firm.
We are always looking to develop the way we do things here at Menzies Law, so if at any time you have suggestions for improving the service we offer, do let me know.
With only one of my children now at home, I naively thought my life would be less hectic by now. How wrong was I! I’m fortunate(?) to have all three children living locally and still interested in spending time with their mother. And so my weekends are filled with shopping expeditions, family Sunday lunches, and visits to the pub where, on not-quite- often-enough occasions in my opinion, my children buy me a glass of wine.