The North East’s leading law firm for businesses, Muckle LLP, has been recognised for its world-class approach to people development and management.
Muckle, based in Time Central, Newcastle, is the only law firm with a head office in the region, to hold the Investors in People Gold accreditation and the Investors in People Health and Wellness Award, both of which will be retained for three years.
The accolades reflect the efforts invested by Muckle to ensure its team feel supported, recognised and happy within their working environment.
Muckle’s focus on providing a good work-life balance has been strengthened by its range of benefits and numerous activity clubs open for all its people to enjoy. This includes a weekly metafit class, walking/running/cycling groups and other classes provided by the firm.
The double Investors in People awards follow Muckle’s success at the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) North East HR&D Awards, in June 2016, when they won the Health and Wellness Innovation Award.
The judging panel were impressed by Muckle’s extensive range of events and benefits including its healthy living week and healthy breakfasts, offering personal health checks, providing maternity and work-life balance coaches and flexible working options. In addition an employee assistance programme and counselling support is offered and health clubs and classes.
Claire Atkins, Director of HR at Muckle, said: “These awards and accreditations are thanks to the hard work and effort of everyone within the firm. We have a fantastic team of people at Muckle and it’s so important to recognise and nurture that by providing a supportive environment in which people can develop.
“The health and wellbeing of everyone working here at Muckle is really important to us and we will continue to invest in our people because a happy, healthy and motivated team also ensures we provide an excellent service to all our clients.”
Muckle LLP was also recently voted Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Solicitors’ Journal Awards, and is a three times winner of the Heart of the Community Award for Northumberland and Tyneside region.