Simpson Millar Appoints Head of Strategic Partnerships
1st July 2019
National law firm Simpson Millar has announced the appointment of Neil Turnbull as Head of Strategic Partnerships.
With more than 25-years’ experience in the legal sector, Neil has been tasked with building on, and, strengthening the firm’s relationships with key partners, with a focus on Trade Unions, Charities, and wider Non-government Organisations (NGO).
The latest in a string of senior hires for the business - which last year announced that it was embarking on a 5-year, £50m growth strategy, which includes significant investment in its people, technology and marketing - Neil joins the firm with immediate effect from Slater and Gordon Lawyers where he headed up similar services on a national level.
Simpson Millar recently underwent a rebrand to position the firm as ‘The Open Lawyers’ and is establishing itself at the forefront of the changing legal services market, with a clear and straightforward aim: to create a simpler way to tackle challenges and to ‘open’ up the law and make it easier for people to get legal help and support when they need it.
Commenting on Neil’s appointment, Greg Cox, Simpson Millar Managing Partner and CEO said, “I am delighted to be welcoming Neil to join the team in this new position.
“Coming in with a proven ability for developing strong strategic partnerships, his appointment comes as part of our new ‘open’ proposition and is a clear demonstration of our commitment to growing and further fostering our relationships with key partners within the Trade Union, Charity, and NGO sectors.
“We are committed to working alongside our partners to constantly improve the way we currently provide support and help to their members as well as developing new services which will not only help them but also add value to their membership.”
Neil said, “I am excited to be taking on this national role at Simpson Millar and to spearhead the firm’s approach to building strong partnerships as it continues to grow and expand.
“Simpson Millar already has a strong relationship with several Trade Unions and a number of fantastic Charities, and I look forward to continuing to drive these partnerships forward as well as developing new partnerships – all with the aim of providing the very best service to their members.
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