10 Jul 2012
New HR chief for Shakespeares
In the latest of a series of high-profile appointments, Shakespeares has appointed Simon Mennell as HR director across the firm’s seven offices.
Simon joins Shakespeares’ senior management team to work with partners and staff on leadership and training, alongside recruiting and developing people.
A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD), Simon has held various senior HR positions both in the UK and internationally including Dow Jones in Asia Pacific, Dubai World in the United Arab Emirates and more recently CPA Global based in Jersey.
Commenting on his new role Simon Mennell said: “Shakespeares has experienced rapid growth over the last five years and this is a perfect time to focus on the great talent the firm already has and the people we want to attract. I’m looking forward to being a part such a creative and growing organisation during such challenging times.”
Paul Wilson, Shakespeares chief executive added: “Whilst we continue to focus on our financial strength, it’s equally as important that we invest in our people, their career aspirations, individual development and training.
“Simon’s brings with him a superb amount of experience in developing organisations and their people. At Shakespeares we already have a vibrant work community and this is the next step in ensuring we are an employer of choice in the Midlands legal market.”