Newbold Solicitors were awarded the federation of small business award ‘Triumph over Adversity’ for Wales and were finalist in their Scale up business of the year.
The firm was given the award In Cardiff because of the Partners ability to overcome both personal and professional challenges. It showed an extraordinary level of tenacity, determination and resilience.
When the firm was commenced in 2010, Catherine Hartland had suddenly and tragically lost her sister, her late father was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease and she was looking after her husband who was also very ill at the time. Catherine closed her husband’s business and opened up Brendon Solicitors now known as Newbold Solicitors.
The economic climate in 2010 was not good, with the country just emerging from the recession of 2008. However, Catherine and Maurice (who joined the firm in 2010), managed to prove that you can triumph over adversity and become a success, despite obstacles and challenges on the way. Together they built the firm up quickly and confidently and are now a leading law firm.
There are inspirational business people in Wales showing that you can overcome personal tragedy to make a huge impact on the national stage.
It also evidences to our Clients that we understand personal tragedies, we understand what it is like to face commercial challenges, and we can prove that both can be overcome with resilience, enthusiasm and like Theresa May says: ‘being a bloody difficult woman’.