This week is Thornton Legal’s sixth anniversary, and it’s come around in the blink of an eye. I am also 43 years old tomorrow. Happy birthday to both of us!
It’s fair to say that Thornton Legal is faring better than I am.
There have been tough times (we thought Brexit would cause us problems, then COVID came along!), and episodes of self-doubt (recruitment is mainly disappointment mixed with a magical smattering of success), but Nick and I can honestly say that the past six years have been a huge success.
As a business, I think we fly under the radar. Self-promotion doesn’t come easy to use so you won’t find us humble bragging on social media (after all today’s rooster is tomorrow’s feather duster!), but I will say we have a very heathy business and one Nick and I are proud to have started on the few quid we had saved and the desire to make it work.
We have a lot to be thankful for. A lovely office, fantastic staff and a loyal and constantly growing client base.
In the last few years, we’ve successfully juggled our business responsibilities with hectic home lives. We have two children each all under five, so we are very thankful for the flexibility Thornton Legal gives us. This flexibility to manage our home and personal lives is embedded in our culture, with our team benefitting from it as well.
But, of course, this isn’t it for Thornton Legal. While years zero – six can be stamped ‘success’ and filed away we now have the next six years to focus on and there’s lots we want to achieve in that time.
2022 is set to be a further challenging year for the UK. The ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID is an unwanted distraction for all law firms, and the business community generally.
In spite of this, there is absolutely cause for optimism. The legal industry has again proved to be impressively resilient, and we want to continue to grow our business by providing a quality recruitment experience to clients and candidates.
We also want to ensure that working for Thornton Legal continues to be fun, flexible and rewarding.
On behalf of me 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 2022.