Mills and Reeve achieves gold!

National law firm Mills & Reeve, which has an office in Birmingham, has been included in the annual Sunday Times “100 Best Companies to Work For” survey for the seventh year running. The firm moved up 11 places to 72nd place – the only representative from the UK top 50 law firms (by revenue) in the ranking. 

Marking the 10th anniversary of the “Best Companies” survey, the firm was also awarded a prestigious gold standard for its remarkable achievement in being ranked in the top 100 list for the last seven years, along with only 13 other organisations. 

 “Good practice in difficult times”

The rankings reveal that its people “care about providing a great service” reflected by a record 94 per cent positive score in the staff survey. Mills & Reeve staff also agree that the firm is “run on strong principles” (74 per cent) and, despite the economic downturn, it has continued to invest in training courses, including a new development programme for secretarial staff. The staff survey also shows that employees “find the work stimulating” (75 per cent), that it is “an important part of who they are” (73 per cent) and they believe that they can make a “valuable contribution to the firm’s success” (76 per cent). 

The firm’s focus on openness and respect also comes across in the feedback, with 73 per cent of staff noting that their bosses “care about them as individuals”, 72 per cent feeling that they “share important information” and 74 per cent confirming that they enjoy an open and honest dialogue. In addition, 71 per cent of staff feel a “strong sense of family” in their teams and 76 per cent of the workforce cited that people go “out of their way to help each other”.

Guy Hinchley, managing partner said: “We are delighted to have attained the Sunday Times top 100 ranking for the seventh year in a row. We always strive to ensure best practice in the career development of our people. For our firm to be awarded a gold standard as a consequence of what our people are saying about us is hugely significant and rewarding.”

Sandy Boyle, director of HR added: “To be listed among one of the best employers in the country is a tremendous achievement. The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ survey highlights organisations with good leadership and high levels of employee engagement, attributes that are even more important in the current uncertain times.

“As a firm our aim is to provide outstanding client service. We believe that offering a workplace where people enjoy the work they do and understand how their role contributes to what we are seeking to achieve is key to this.”

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