Reasons to choose Wilson Browne
“If you look after your employees, your employees will look after you”, and with that in mind last week was a celebration of all of the staff from Receptionists, Trainees to Senior Associates.
All 6 offices came together at the Kettering Park Hotel & Spa for an afternoon and evening of awards, entertainment, and good food which included cupcakes made by our very own Holly Threlfall.
Kevin Rogers (Chair) kicked-off the event with a speech that highlighted this year’s theme about being united, belonging, and recognising long service. “All 6 of our offices are equally valued, and all of our teams – fee earning or not – matter equally, because without each other, we would not function.”
Recognising long service was given in the shape of a bear badge for all those with 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25+ years service, something new for this year.
With 15 Awards Categories voted by the Partners and staff, there was something for everyone.
Sam Brett who has been with the firm for almost 18 years took the big prize of Employee of the Year! With this award came a big prize of an overnight stay in London, dinner, fizz and theatre tickets, a very shocked Sam was delighted.
The entertainment was never-ending this year with Living Statues greeting (and shocking) the attendees on arrival; during dinner guests were amazed by David Penn (as featured on Britain’s Got Talent), and the evening was rounded off with a group of flashmob Bollywood dancers.
Special thanks were also given to Nick Freeman for photography and the sound technician DJ Shaun.
The full ‘honours list’:
Newcomer of the Year Sally Mitchell
Lawyer of the Year Kayleigh Brown
Players’ Player – Kettering Jamie Boswell
Players’ Player – Corby Catherine Healy
Players’ Player – Northampton Teresa Rodgers
Players’ Player – Leicester Nick Herring
Players’ Player – Higham Ferrers Linda Hitchens
Players’ Player – Wellingborough Jane Power
Team of the Year Residential Conveyancing
Not A Lawyer, Still Awesome Matt Gausden-Walker
Employee of the Year Sam Brett
Office of the Year Wellingborough
Business Development Chloe Lake
Special Recognition Childcare
Most Successful Team Private Client