The Newport-based conveyancing company scooped the Best New Training Initiative award, making it the only Welsh winner at the virtual ceremony hosted by BBC News presenter Samira Ahmed yesterday (25 May 2021).
Convey Law won the award for its industry-leading conveyancing apprenticeship programme and training courses. The category recognised legal practices who rose to the challenge of adapting their training to meet the needs of the last year such as the impact of COVID 19, the switch to remote working and the additional workload caused by the Stamp Duty holiday.
Announcing the award, the BBC’s Samira Ahmed said the judges were particularly struck by the quality, innovation and scale of Convey Law’s training programme.
The BC Awards 2021 were set up by conveyancing trade press bible Today’s Conveyancer to shine a light on individuals, teams and companies who have gone above and beyond to support buyers and sellers during one of the most challenging years the conveyancing industry has ever seen.
Managing Director of Convey Law, Lloyd Davies, commented:
“It has been an unprecedented year for the property and conveyancing industry. I am delighted that our innovative apprentice programme and training courses have been recognised as the best in the industry. Our unrivalled, dedicated Conveyancing Training Pathway has allowed us to recruit and train new conveyancers into highly effective professionals within a 6-to-12-month timeline.
“Our Training Academy has allowed us to grow exponentially this year with an additional 40 new employees joining the team, the majority of which are trainee conveyancer apprentices, with a great future ahead of them at Convey Law. We are continuing to recruit around five trainees a month and we are on target to grow the company to around 200 employees by next year.”
Training Director of the Convey Law Training Academy, Sophia Ramzan, commented:
“We are delighted that our Conveyancing Training Pathway has been recognised by the conveyancing industry. Our Training Pathway is a mix of academic and very practical training which allows us to train new conveyancers in a highly monitored environment very quickly. We have adapted to use videos and online training tools during COVID, which have enhanced the training programme and which we have developed alongside our excellent specialist training partners at the Conveyancing Academy.”
James Smith, Business Development Manager at the Conveyancing Academy, commented:
“Convey Law are leading the way in which conveyancing practices can train their new conveyancers and build their businesses. The “Conveyancing Training Pathway” that we have developed alongside Convey Law includes the new very practical Practising Conveyancer Legal Diploma Course as well as the CLC Level 4 and 6 Apprenticeship courses, which are all fully funded, even in Wales – for the first time ever!
“Convey Law has also been shortlisted for the Medium Employer of the Year award at the prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021, which will be decided on June 17, in recognition of its excellent apprenticeship programme. It is a pleasure to be working alongside such an excellent organisation and team of specialist conveyancing professionals.”
Convey Law was also shortlisted for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Award in recognition of its work in looking after its staff throughout the last 12 months of the pandemic.