For the management team whose members have worked effectively together to break down silos in order to develop, shape and implement the firm’s strategy.

2017 winner


The judges thought that Brachers’ management team had embraced the firm’s core value of ‘true teamwork’ at a strategic level, by spearheading a fundamental restructuring of the operations of the firm to improve internal collaboration and communication. Theresultwas an enhanced external offering for its clients with increased cross-practice teamwork. The Board, its sub-teams and the firm’s department heads defined and implemented new ways of working for staff, through mentoring, project management, open communications and ongoing reviews. The achievements of the firm, including increased income, profitability, client retention and client satisfaction provided evidence of the effectiveness of the initiative and the actions of the management team.

Winner’s quotes: “Entering national awards such as these are a great way to tell our success story and to be seen as a highly reputable firm that is committed to best practice. It gives us a great platform to stand against some of the best professional services firms in the UK and not just the legal market. More importantly it highlights what we can achieve when we work together right across the firm.” Alexa Bleek, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Brachers LLP

“We are very proud to win this coveted award. It was a great night in superb company. I’m really pleased that, against some of the best professional service businesses in the country, we flew the flag for Kent and won the Best collaboration award. For us, collaboration, teamwork and engagement are what it’s all about – so that we can really put our clients first and help them meet their business challenges.” Joanna Worby, Managing Partner, Brachers LLP

Best Collaboration Across The Management Team

From left: Austin Healey, Joanna Worby and Ben Kent (Meridian West)


Meridian West


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