Leading Kent law firm Furley Page has enhanced its Long Service Awards, which recognise the contributions made by the firm’s long-serving staff.
38 members of staff with 640 years’ combined experience were commended for their service and dedication, with long service awards presented to reward employees who have achieved 10 years of service or more.
Karen Cook, Senior HR Manager at Furley Page, said: “Our ability to attract and retain staff is due to the interesting and varied work, great team culture and range of work place benefits which, in addition to our enhanced service awards, include: a competitive salary, health cash plan provided by Westfield Health, generous annual leave allowance, and professional training, mentoring and support.
“Many of the staff presented with long service awards joined the firm in secretarial, support or administrative roles, before choosing to take the next steps in their career with the firm. We’ve also helped to introduce numerous people to the legal sector through our popular apprenticeship scheme.”
In previous years Furley Page has recognised staff who have achieved 20 years’ service. 2018 marks the first time that Furley Page, which was established in 1725, has expanded the awards to recognise the contribution to the firm’s ongoing history made by staff who have served for 10, 15 and 25 years.
This year, two people celebrated more than 25 years of service with Furley Page. Five members of staff received service awards for 15 years and 20 years respectively, while a further 27 employees marked 10 years of service with the firm.
Karen continued: “Our staff are the backbone of the business and we appreciate their continual efforts to provide our clients with the highest level of customer service. These awards are a chance to recognise some of the individuals who have contributed to the firm over many years.”
Ross joined Furley Page in 2001 after completing his GCSEs. He said: “In the 17 years that I’ve worked for Furley Page they’ve always been exceptionally supportive of my career, as evidenced by my progression from office junior to Chartered Legal Executive!”
Meanwhile Sarah, who has more than 20 years’ experience with the firm, explained: “I like working at Furley Page because I like my clients and I feel I can make a difference. Furley Page has supported me in developing my career, as I started as a legal secretary, became a paralegal and ultimately achieved the goal of qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive.”
Lisa, who joined the firm in 2005, said: “Having worked in London for a number of years I decided to move back to my home town and got a job at Furley Page - thirteen years later I am still working at Furley Page which is testament to the friendly staff and excellent location.”
Kelly, who joined the firm in 2007, said “I joined Furley Page shortly after leaving school. I am now a parent to a small child and the firm has always accommodated and supported my changing work requirements to fit around my family life and bringing up a little one.”
If you would like to know more about working for Furley Page talk to Karen Cook on 01227 763939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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