A golden year for Howells Solicitors
It’s been a record breaking year for Howells Solicitors. The law firm is celebrating winning the Gold Award in The Best Large Conveyancing company category of the prestigious Sunday Times/The Times Estate Agency of the Year 2015 Award last Friday held at the Lancaster Hotel London by announcing significant expansion plans that includes taking an additional 4,000 sq ft of space in their Cardiff office on Newport Road which will create an additional 10 new jobs initially with more likely to follow.
Turnover exceeded £6 million for the first time in Howells’ history in 2014/2015. The company is set to improve on this during a year that has seen the number of staff employed in their six South Wales offices increased to over 140 including the development of their dedicated conveyancing centre in Bridgend.
“It’s been an incredible year for Howells,” commented Mark Hobbs, Managing Partner of Howells Solicitors, “We started the year in a very good position due to the resurgence of the housing market and have fast tracked our expansion plans particularly in our conveyancing departments to strengthen our position and expand our focus on not just the Welsh market but in England as well.”
He continued: “We currently occupy three floors in Hallinans House on Newport Road and have committed to take a further two floors totally which will increase the total area occupied to 12,000 sq ft. Whilst the majority of the new roles being created will be in our conveyancing department, our private client, family, personal injury, employment and commercial departments are also performing above targets and additional staff will be required to facilitate their expansion.”
The Gold Award in The Best Large Conveyancing company category of The Sunday Times/The Times Estate Agency of the Year 2015 Award is the second national industry award Howells Solicitors has won this year. In September Howells Solicitors achieved a first for a UK law firm and won three categories at the conveyancing industries prestigious annual Law Firm Services Awards including the premier ‘Overall Conveyancing Firm of the Year’.
“Accepting The Gold Award last week was a very proud moment for everyone at Howells Solicitors. We have a wonderful team of dedicated professionals who have demonstrated they are the best in the industry.”