Conveyancer shortlisted for prestigious award

An employee who is often described as going above and beyond to help drive a firm forward has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Wendy Walker, who has worked at Fidler & Pepper for more than three decades, is a finalist in the Female Employee of the Year category of the Chamber East Midlands’ Enterprising Women Awards.

While Wendy’s main role is to supervise a large and growing conveyancing team, she also takes a lead in day-to-day management of the firm, managing work volumes, personnel and firm wide projects.

Mark Slade, managing partner, said: “Wendy is one of a kind. Her work ethic and dedicated approach enables the firm to reach its ambitious targets and goals. She is a wonderful role model to all of the firm, and fully deserves to be a finalist.”

The East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) Enterprising Women awards “celebrate and showcase the successes of women in business that have taken place in the East Midlands business community over the past year”.

Corey Else, who has been at the firm for three years, started out as an apprentice. He said: “I really feel supported by Wendy, who helps me set a clear path of what I can do next. I’m now working towards a professional qualification as a Conveyancing Technician.”

Also having progressed from her apprenticeship at the firm was Sophie Wise. She added: “I really enjoyed my apprenticeship and I’m now a trainee Conveyancing Assistant. I’m pleased to be progressing with the Conveyancing team and Wendy has definitely helped me to see how I can keep moving on in the future.”

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on March 2, a date that was chosen as it is close to International Women’s Day, which is on March 8.

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