National law firm Simpson Millar have won the excellence in Learning & Development award at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2016.
Responding to the event Gavin Day, Group Head of Organisation Development, praises the hard work of his team in securing the award.
Law Society Excellence Awards
Held annually, the Law Society Excellence Awards highlight some of the highest standards in the legal profession.
Winners of this year's award were announced at a prestigious ceremony held at the Hilton Park Lane in London.
Simpson Millar was shortlisted for two awards, with our Emma Brooksbank – Head of Immigration services – nominated for Junior Lawyer of the Year alongside our Learning & Development team.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Law Society Excellence Awards, with the Law Society celebrating a decade of excellence in legal services.
Foundations 4 Success
Recognising the work completed by Simpson Millar's Learning and Development team, the Law Society Excellence in Learning & Development Award comes after two years of work implementing a forward-thinking leadership development programme.
Simpson Millar's group-wide goal of supporting colleagues, nurturing talent, and developing skills has been recognised by the prominent awarding body.
Commenting on the Award, Gavin said:
"The Fairpoint Group Learning Development Team is extremely proud to receive recognition for their continued hard work and commitment at The Law Society Awards."
"The ‘2016 Excellence in Learning & Development Award’ was achieved following a successful 2 year implementation of our ‘Foundations 4 Success’ Leadership Development Programme, which encompasses the Group’s vision of supporting colleagues with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to be great leaders."
"The programme brings people together from across the UK to share best practices; it provides a support framework for new to role managers and helps to build strong working relationships to ultimately achieve the Group’s business objectives."
Managing Partner Peter Watson added:
"My congratulations to Gavin and his team on this well-deserved award, which follows years of hard work developing an excellent leadership programme."
"The creation of a class leading Learning and Development team is one of the benefits we have seen from becoming part of the Fairpoint PLC Group a couple of years ago and the award is just reward for the tireless work that has gone into developing our Foundations 4 Success programme, which has been of great benefit to the Simpson Millar team."
This information was originally published on our website on 21/10/2016.