This week is Thornton Legal’s 3rd anniversary, and it’s come around in the blink of an eye. I am also 40 years old on Friday! Happy birthday to both of us!

I think it’s fair to say that Thornton Legal is faring better than I am. Whilst there have been some hiccups along the way (recruitment can be a tough slog sometimes!), Nick and I can honestly say that the past 3 years have been a big success.

When we decided to move away from ‘employee’ security, we put together a 3-year business plan of what we wanted Thornton Legal to be and what success would look like and, broadly speaking, we have achieved what we set out to do. From hitting financial targets and relationship building through to hiring employees into Thornton Legal and investing in growing our skills as businessmen.

We have a lot to be thankful for. A lovely office, fantastic staff and a loyal and growing client base.

In the last couple of years, we have successfully (in our own minds) juggled our burgeoning business with hectic home lives, having seen our other halves give birth to a couple of healthy children.

While we have worked hard, Nick and I have been fortunate to be able to spend time with our young families, and on our leisure activities....me running and Nick golf! Balancing work and personal lives has and will continue to be one of the core pillars of Thornton Legal.

But, of course, that’s not it for Thornton Legal. While the original business plan can be stamped ‘success’ and filed away we now have a new 5-year plan that starts now!

2019 is set to be a challenging year for the UK. The ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit is an unwanted distraction for businesses.

In spite of this, there is cause for optimism. The legal industry is notoriously resilient, and we want to continue to grow our business and ensure that we retain the commitment we have made to providing a quality recruitment experience to clients and candidates. We also want working for Thornton Legal to be fun and rewarding.  We think that’s the key.

On behalf of myself and Nick, thanks to the Thornton Legal team, our families, clients, candidates and numerous other people who have helped us along the way. Have an excellent 2019!


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