Thrive Law has added new two new recruits to its team in Leeds, taking the firm from five members of staff to seven.
The HR and employment firm, which launched in March, has welcomed Khaleeqa Bostan as digital marketing apprentice and Annabelle Oliver as a paralegal.
Bostan demonstrates initiative, great business acumen and has previously raised in excess of £750 for the victims of a local arson attack. Her expertise in digital software and marketing is already increasing Thrive Law’s social media presence on Instagram and Facebook.
Thrive Law’s new digital marketing apprentice said of her aim at the firm: “I want to break the stereotype of lawyers being ‘too legal’ and boring. I plan on creating a social media strategy which will show people that we do have personalities. Jodie and the #thrivetribe are very welcoming and my work days never really feel like work because I enjoy what I do so much.”
Working as a paralegal alongside her studies in criminology with plans to complete her graduate diploma in law following graduation, Oliver connected with Thrive Law managing director and founder Jodie Hill a couple of years ago and has since remained in contact.
Studying criminology at Leeds Beckett University gives her the necessary analytical and research skills to carry out her role as a paralegal. Oliver commented on her time at Thrive Law so far: “Having a supportive network and colleagues around me has made settling in very easy and I feel like I am going to make great progress at Thrive.”
Since Thrive Law launched earlier this year, the firm has received national recognition in the media for its campaign to make mental health first-aiders mandatory in the workplace.
Hill’s motivation for founding Thrive Law was fuelled by her experience with poor mental health in the workplace and has made it her mission to encourage open dialogue and is a keen advocate for a positive corporate culture.
She commented: “Throughout my career, especially in my capacity as a solicitor, I have witnessed the breakdown of working relationships and the consequential impact this has on both the wider team and the employees concerned, in respect of their mental health and wellbeing. I have been overwhelmed with how prevalent poor mental health in the workplace is, so I feel responsibility to help educate and raise awareness on this very imperative issue.”