We are respectful, open and supportive. We value diverse ideas, perspectives and experiences. In fact, the smooth running of our business and our innovation depends on our colleagues having a wide range of skills, mind-sets and experience.
Everyone at Boyes Turner has a part to play, a valuable viewpoint and ideas that matter.
Increasing the diversity of our workforce and ensuring that we are representative of our clients and community is important to us. This is not about creating a policy that gathers dust in a drawer. This is about taking action and continually striving to improve.
Change is being driven by our people. Working parties, with colleagues from across the business, are focussing on the four strands that form our three-year equality, diversity and inclusion strategy.
Teamwork is key. We know that by working hard, sharing knowledge and supporting each other, across teams and across the firm, we create the best work for our clients.
Our people make the difference. Collectively we are friendly, welcoming, kind, and charitable.
We believe in the abilities of our people and give them the responsibility to work autonomously, which engenders positive freedom of thought across the firm.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our service and work we deliver for our clients.
We care about workforce diversity
We believe diversity in the workplace is beneficial for not only our business, but for our employees too. Here at Boyes Turner, we pride ourselves on making sure all of our employees feel included, valued, have the tools available to develop their skills and are motivated to do well in their career. We hire people with different backgrounds, skills, and experiences as this often leads to broader spectrums of creativity within the teams and often helps us build better relationships with our clients.
My career has developed immensely during my 7 years with the Firm, having gained promotions to Associate, Senior Associate and Partner in this time. The Firm has supported me hugely in my own professional development and has given me a great opportunity to enhance my skills to achieve my career aspirations. With the right attitude, the career development opportunities at the firm are vast, and I am proud to now support and assist colleagues in progressing their own careers.
I started in a secretarial role at the firm 16 years ago and after a few years, started building the Group’s Brand Guardianship offering. The Partner in our Group supported me and In 2011, I completed the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys’ paralegal course and exam. Since then, I have continued to grow our branding work and undertake regular training to continue to increase my knowledge, with constant support from our Head of Group.
I joined Boyes Turner in 2015 as a solicitor within the Insolvency and Business Support team. The team and the firm as a whole were very encouraging and supportive of me wanting to advance my career and further my knowledge of what is a niche area of law. Business development forms a large part of my role and the team went to great lengths to introduce me to their contacts and clients as well enabled me opportunities to me establish and cultivate my own network of contacts. That support and autonomy given to me has enabled me to progress to an Associate, Senior Associate and eventually a Partner in 2021.
I started with Boyes Turner in 2021 as secretarial support to the Corporate team and after a while, with their support, started taking on basic legal work. I also assisted the Solicitor who managed the company secretarial service that the Corporate team provides to clients, and when he left I took on that role. I am encouraged to attend courses which relate to this, and the wider corporate law area, and the support I receive from my team, and the firm in general, is appreciated.