PROSPER MAGAZINE: DIGITAL EDITION
NEWS IN BRIEF
WOMBOURNE BASED DESIGN STUDIO DONATE THEIR TIME TO SUPPORT THE HAVEN
Proud supporters of The Haven, TP Squared worked in a pro bono collaboration to design The Haven’s annual impact report.
The Haven relies heavily on funds generated from fundraising events, most of which remain cancelled for the foreseeable future. This means a significant loss of vital funding needed to ensure that they can continue to offer the safe haven that many vulnerable women and children in our community turn to in their darkest hour.
TPSquared’s offer allowed The Haven to prioritise their budgets to the services that needed it the most. Carolyn Smith, MD of TP Squared said, “I had been racking my brain on how the team could give something back to the community during the crisis - something using our creative skills.”
THURSFIELDS UNVEILS NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM
Leading Midlands law firm Thursfields Solicitors has made some key changes among its leadership team designed to continue the firm’s successful growth strategy.
Current managing director Nick O’Hara steps up to the new role of chairman after heading the firm for 13 years. He will have a strategic focus on clients and business development.
Michelle O’Hara has been appointed as managing director after 14 years with Thursfields, during which time, as well as being a practising lawyer, she has been involved in the strategic and operational running of the business.
Her role as head of employment will be taken by new recruit Helena Morrissey who has joined the firm from Squire Patton Boggs (formerly Hammonds), where she was a Director in its Labour & Employment team.
Associate director Jade Linton, recently recognised in Reward 300 Index as a leading employment lawyer, becomes Thursfields’ HR business partner and will combine the dual roles of client work and providing strategic and operational HR advice to the firm.
Ian Bond joins as a director to head up the Wills & Estates Department at Thursfields. Ian joins with experience from regional and national firms in his area of expertise as well as significant commercial exposure within the legal sector.
DUDLEY SOUTH MP SEES TRUCKMAN MOTORING POST LOCKDOWN
Dudley South MP Mike Wood visited automotive accessories manufacturer Truckman this month to see how the business has positively progressed in the wake of the easing lockdown restrictions.
Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of 4x4 accessories, resumed production of its commercial hardtops range at the start of May with its sales activity starting to bounce back following the reopening of car dealerships at the start of June.
During that month, the company saw a substantial rise in business with an increase in sales of 110% and its order book growing by 178% in June compared to May serving pent up demand from its customer base, which includes car manufacturers, dealership networks, fleet operators, SMEs and private vehicle owners. In the months following the company has maintained a growth trajectory and has a strong pipeline of orders.