Express Solicitors achieves ‘Best Companies’ accolade for the first time along with another year of solid growth
Express Solicitors, the personal injury law firm, has for the first time, been recognised as one of the UK’s ‘Best Companies’ to work for, achieving two star accreditation for ‘outstanding levels of employee engagement’ of its 500-strong employees.
In its debut appearance, the Manchester-based personal injury firm secured a top ten sector position as the ‘best to work for’ law firm in quarter one 2023, securing 6th position.
Express Solicitors also ranked in the top 20 North West based firms, in 18th position and secured 27th position for the best to work for large companies nationwide across league tables revealed in today’s (Friday 3rd February) Best Companies live event.
The accolade is the first award of its kind that Express Solicitors has received that recognises its commitment to employees across areas such as leadership, wellbeing and personal growth. The nationally recognised and respected ‘Best Companies’ scheme is a standard of excellence for UK businesses, designed to celebrate and showcase outstanding employers.
Express Solicitors’ Managing Partner, James Maxey, comments on the accolade: “To have been recognised by such a prestigious national scheme as a company which is ‘outstanding’ is a real achievement, showing that we have been able to create a highly engaged and committed team.
“We are proud of our high employee engagement levels, proven by our results in the Best Companies survey and it’s fantastic to see that our investment in new initiatives to support our staff’s wellbeing and physical health, such as an extra week’s wages to support our staff with the increased costs of living, additional birthday holiday, and recognition for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years’ of service has been recognised.”
Express Solicitors has also returned a strong financial performance in its statutory accounts filed with Companies House in December 2022, achieving a 12.5% increase in group turnover from last year to £36m.
In the last financial year, Express Solicitors successfully acquired another personal injury law firm, Michael W Halsall Solicitors, together with its modern Haydock office. Currently Express is preparing to consolidate its employees from four buildings in the Northenden area to one £4.4 million head office building, a mile away from its current Manchester head offices, which can accommodate over 1,000 staff.
As well as continued investment in its growth, the personal injury firm has an active Diversity & Inclusion Group with representatives from every department, hosting a full calendar of events to raise awareness of topics and celebrate the communities that make up the organisation. This is in addition to the regular opportunities available to colleagues to socialise with the whole organisation, events to raise money for nominated national and local charities, join various sports-based groups and an Employee Assistance programme available 24/7.
Maxey continues: “We are a hugely ambitious team and growing at a rapid pace with significant investment in people, process improvements and cultural change aimed at empowering our team and ensuring that they come with us on our growth journey.
“There’s a new appetite for learning and development and a palpable, excited buzz around the place. 2023 has got off to a tremendous start as we must continue to deliver our aim of creating a high performing personal injury law firm that continues to provide secure and rewarding employment for many years to come.”
Established in 2000, Express Solicitors is a top 100 UK law firm, dedicated to helping injured people. The company is ranked as a leading firm in Chambers UK and the Legal 500. The firm’s staff include some of the most experienced and well-qualified personal injury lawyers in the UK.