One of the North East’s leading law firms for businesses, Muckle LLP, has been recognised for its 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 and cycling groups, and classes that are 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 it won the Health and Wellness Innovation Award.
The judging panel recognised 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 alongside health clubs and classes.
Claire Atkins, director of HR at Muckle, says: “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.
“It’s an excellent achievement to retain our IIP Gold status and to also receive the IIP Health and Wellbeing Award for the first time. We aim to put our people at the heart of everything we do and I’m so pleased to see the commitment and enthusiasm of everyone recognised in this way.
“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 is one of the leading commercial law firms for businesses, based in Newcastle. The firm has nearly 150 people, including 28 partners, and a turnover of £11.4 million. It was recently voted Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Solicitors’ Journal Awards and is a three-time winner of the Heart of the Community Award for Northumberland and Tyneside region.