Simpson Millar hires new director of HR

Simpson Millar has taken the next step in its £50 million growth strategy with the appointment of a new director of HR in Leeds.

Helen Sutton will take on the brand new role to support the firm’s expanding workforce in Leeds as part of its ongoing commitment to investment in its people.

Joining the firm from Northgate and with past roles at Johnston Press, Hallmark Cards and BAE Systems, Sutton brings 15 years of HR experience to Simpson Millar, with particular expertise in leading successful organisational change programmes such as employee engagement and organisational effectiveness.

Her new role seeks to support the firm’s growth on the back of its two recent acquisitions of Liverpool-based law firm EAD and Northwest-based firm JWK, and will look to revamp and modernise the firm’s ways of working to innovate its legal practices.

Speaking on the new appointment, Greg Cox, CEO of Simpson Millar, said: “We are delighted to appoint Helen as director of HR. Her role will provide valuable support for our growing teams across the UK, and will help us develop new innovative ways to modernise our legal services, and ways of working to benefit employees and clients alike.”

“Her appointment comes at an exciting time in Simpson Millar’s growth plans, following acquisitions and appointments to ensure that we are best placed to meet the growing and ever changing needs of our clients.”

“Helen brings a wealth of experience to the table and I am sure her expertise will enable the firm to become even more innovative to push our growth plans forward.”

Commenting on her new role, Sutton said: “I’m extremely excited about working at Simpson Millar to help deliver the ambitious growth plans, and to ensure that all employees feel supported, informed and engaged as we move towards achieving the Simpson Millar vision.”

“I am looking forward to creating and delivering a strong people plan that will make the company a great place to work for everyone.”