Happy staff = award-winning CCW client

We are thrilled for our long standing clients, Abbeyford Leisure, who have been named one of the top places to work in the UK. As Abbeyford Leisure’s legal partners, we are particularly delighted that it is the company’s own staff who have voted their employer as one of the best in the country. Donna Reynolds, our Employment Law Partner advises Abbeyford on Employment Law and HR, so it’s an area close to our hearts.

Abbeyford Leisure has been successfully operating holiday parks for over 50 years.  Based in picturesque Fife, Scotland and North Wales they specialise in creating first class holiday experiences in lovely coastal locations, with award-winning facilities, and clearly retain very contented people working for them!

The award is part of The Sun’s Best of British initiative which celebrates UK-owned businesses which create jobs and keep the economy growing.  Abbeyford Leisure has ranked higher than many household names, including Tesco and Premier Inn and is the only holiday operator to receive such an accolade. Abbeyfield Leisure is pleased as punch, as are we – it’s a fantastic achievement for this dynamic organisation.

Abbeyford Leisure Chairman, David J Evans said: “We’re delighted to be recognised as one of the best companies to work for in Britain. We have a hugely dedicated team of employees across our award-winning holiday parks in Scotland and Wales and The Sun’s Best of British accolade is testament to how we, as a team, work together to make Abbeyford Leisure not only an enjoyable company to work for, but a company where your career can flourish. Our staff retention is second to none – we’re proud of that and proud of our team.”

CCW Partner Donna Reynolds and the rest of the Employment Law and HR Team heartily echo those sentiments and would like to congratulate Abbeyford Leisure, whose fantastic working environment and staff relationships clearly reflect the great quality of their product and their business.

Success Spotlight; Congratulations Semefab

It was a privilege to applaud Semefab as they collected their award at the 2016 Fife Business awards. Winners of Performing Business Award (over 50 employees), which was sponsored by Thomson Cooper Accountants.

What made the moment even more of a pleasure was to be sitting with our clients as the announcement was made. It can sound like marketing waffle to read on websites that legal firms ‘become part of a clients team’ – but  this is a reality that our team at CCW Business Lawyers enjoys. Our relationship with Semefab is one that we are proud of, as we prize our reputation on developing the growth of a clients business as well a protecting it.

Semefab is a great example of business success in Fife; a silicon wafer foundry based in Glenrothes, which was founded n 1986. Semefab now works with a diverse range of customers throughout the world, across the whole organisational and technology spectrum.

This dynamic team is a creative business and has focused on continuously developing new technologies with various partners to expand their client offering and meet global market demands.

Led by Managing Directors Allan James and John Bruce, who kindly invited myself and Alison to celebrate the awards evening with them, their staff and former colleagues.

We have advised the team since Semefab started in 1986, when they were effectively a subsidiary of an English company.

Semefab is one of the handful of companies in Glenrothes that evolved from the US Businesses that located there in the 70s and 80s, on the back of government incentives. When the incentives ran out, most of the US Companies left – but that spawned a few home-grown stars like Semefab.

Alison has been involved with them since her first few weeks as a trainee at CCW Business Lawyers 11 years ago. Others in the firm work with them from time to time, but the key relationships are with myself and Alison.

If you would like an introduction to Semefab to learn more about how their products might support your business please do not hesitate to contact us;

You can reach John Clarke by phone on 01383 608 203 or by email at john.clarke@ccwlegal.co.uk and Alison Marshall by phone on 01383 608 206 or by email at alison.marshall@ccwlegal.co.uk .