With an introduction from Chairman Kevin Rogers that resonated with every member of staff, it was an evening to give thanks, look back at the past two years and celebrate the successes through one of the worst periods in a generation.
During this period many of Wilson Browne’s employees were classed as key workers, trusting in the board’s openness and finding solutions to difficult circumstances which included;
Begging, borrowing, loaning old laptops, chrome books and tablets
Understanding when some jobs could be done remotely, and some not.
Innovating – witnessing documents over car bonnets, through windows, in reception areas.
Supporting clients, often the older ones, when other firms closed their doors.
With 130 employees attending it was wonderful to see so many people meeting others for the first time and being able to put a name to a face they had only seen over zoom.
With 14 award categories voted by the partners and staff there was something for everyone. Special mentions must go to newcomer Solicitor Kayleigh Brown, who walked away with three trophies, as well as the Employee of the Year Residential Conveyancing Paralegal Jodie who won a holiday – congratulations to Jodie!
The full ‘honours list’:
Most Productive Team – Family Law
Newcomer of the Year – Kayleigh Brown
Lawyer of the Year – Stacy Jackson
Players’ Player Northampton – Alan Robinson
Players’ Player Kettering – David Farmer
Players’ Player Corby – Jenni Corbett
Players’ Player Higham Ferrers – Tracy Ford
Players’ Player Wellingborough – Christine Lambert
Players’ Player Leicester – Kayleigh Brown
Team of the Year – Residential Conveyancing
Office of the Year – Leicester
Partners’ Special Recognition Award – Wayne Jenkins
Business Development Award – Kayleigh Brown
Employee of the Year – Jodie Coley
After the awards had been presented everyone was treated to dinner and fabulous entertainment from Mark Shortland, Penn & Teller and Britain’s Got Talent Magician.
Congratulations to all the winners!
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