What a year it has been for so many reasons. When we look back to the start of the year it is hard to escape reflection solely concentrating on how industries of all natures have adapted and reacted to the elements that were forced upon us and shown great resilience, spirit and determination to overcome new challenges and survive into the future.
I am very proud to say that everyone at Pepperells Solicitors have reacted and adapted extremely well, embracing new working environments, innovating to offer new ways of delivering our services and evolving to meet the new needs of our clients admirably.
I was particularly proud of the community work that our teams undertook during the summer and at the height of the first lockdown, delivering what can only be described as an incredible effort to support our NHS Heroes by donating over 15,000 items of protective equipment to front line workers. This community spirit has continued with the overwhelming response that we have received to the Christmas Dinner Project, working with partners to provide meals for families in food poverty this year.
As an organisation, we strive to ensure that we help the communities in which our offices are located with bases in Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire and the North East.
2020 has allowed us, as a firm, to realign our strategic focus on growth, growth of the business, growth of our legal services and growth in the expertise that we provide. I was delighted to welcome a new regional office in Beverley and the merger with Millican Law in Newcastle to our geographical footprint this year. Bringing new commercial services to the team as well as an influx of new members to the Pepperells family. We have also issued a number of new Training Contracts this year, to extremely intelligent and enthusiastic individuals and budding solicitors as a continuance to our commitment to development of our staff.
As we look forward to 2021, we first celebrate the efforts and resilience of businesses during this challenging time, we thank our teams for their commitment to delivering the highest standard of legal solutions and we thank our clients for choosing us to represent them. We look forward to investing further in our digital technologies and welcoming new members to the Pepperells family.
We wish everyone a prosperous year.