The stunning Garden Room at Stock Brook Country Club was filled with a celebratory atmosphere on Thursday as it hosted a drinks reception to mark the occasion of the recent merger of two highly successful regional law firms.
Tees, with offices across Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire, merged with Brentwood-based Wortley Byers in January 2019; Thursday’s drinks reception was the first event to be held by the merged business.
Staff from the firm’s Brentwood and Chelmsford offices mingled with key clients and professional contacts, enjoying drinks, canapés and the evening’s entertainment – which was provided by none other than the hugely talented Jess Folley, winner of The Voice Kids UK and daughter of Wortley Byers’ Managing Partner, Lucy Folley.
Ashton Hunt, Group Managing Director at Tees, also attended the event and was delighted with the evening’s success: “It was an absolute pleasure to be present at our first joint event since the merger”, he said. “Seeing everybody come together in celebration of our achievements marked the culmination of months of hard work on the part of all involved, and left everyone in attendance feeling proud and extremely optimistic about our future.”
Lucy Folley, who now sits on the Tees board in the merged firm, said “We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening, and in such beautiful surroundings as well! The event allowed staff, clients and contacts to meet, network and look ahead to what is certain to be an exciting year of growth and opportunities for Tees Incorporating Wortley Byers.”
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