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New hire and role bolsters Lodders’ in-house HR team

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11 February 2021

Midlands and South West law firm Lodders Solicitors has appointed a Training & Development Manager to support its team of 150 fee earners and support staff across its four offices.

Training and development specialist Andrew Busst takes on the new role, working alongside Lodders’ HR Director Sarah Naffine who coordinates the creation and delivery of Lodders’ strategic and operational HR support and initiatives, and talent management activities.

Andrew brings years of dedicated training and development experience to the new role. He joins from automotive supplier Brose, where he was most recently Training & Development Coordinator, managing the training team, apprentice, graduate, development and talent programmes for over 700 employees. Among the key projects he managed was the creation of an induction process, and construction of the first Training Centre in Europe in the sector.

Andrew also has legal sector experience from ten years as a Legal Executive at Birmingham law firm Beynon & Co.

Andrew said: “Lodders is a highly progressive firm, and it is rare for a law firm to have a role dedicated to overseeing training, something really refreshing, appealing and exciting. The role allows me to maximise my experience in a way that will add real value to the firm, its people, and talent management strategy.

Lodders’ managing partner Paul Mourton added: “Lodders continues to be committed to resourcing, supporting and investing in our solicitors, particularly when we can develop and grow our own."

Sarah Naffine adds: “Andrew joins the team at such an important time in the firm’s 230-year history - we have a number of new, exciting initiatives already in development and under implementation across the firm, which will take Lodders’ talent management, learning, development, internal communications and overall strategic HR support to a whole new level. As a multi-site firm, it is important that we continue to maintain the scale and focus of our growth strategy and values of a modern and progressive firm, and its people are at the heart of these.”


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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