Tell us more about you and how did you get to your industry?
I run a personal Injury claims website for Bournemouth it’s not my only business but it’s been one I am really proud of. I got into by chance or hard I personally believe they both go hand in hand the harder you work the luckier you get. An opportunity came to me when I was at a recent chambers of commerce meeting from a solicitor who wanted to expand his online presence. I had never worked in the legal sector before but had a good understanding of financial services so could only imagine the regulation that was involved. With my knowledge of online marketing that I have built up over the last 10 years I knew I could add value to this solicitors company. I will only get involved with a project if I truly think I can be of benefit I do not enjoy just doing something for the sake of it. We set into a partnership to ensure they had more visibility on a local level. It’s worked really well so far and there are plans of expansion on both sides of the table because of this.
What is the most rewarding aspect of running the business?
The most rewarding aspect of this business model is that it genuinely helps people. The people who it helps have suffered serious turmoil in recent years due to a personal injury that wasn’t their fault. They have suffered financially and we aim to return them to the position they were in before the accident. We cannot do this physically but financially we can do our best to help. It’s really satisfying when a case is successful for a client knowing that you’ve given them an element of their life back.
What interests you most about the legal system?
I think the legal system can be looked at as rather boring and people have images of huge offices with mahogany desks. In most cases that’s far from the truth it’s one of the most adaptable industries in the UK. The British legal system is built on change and ground breaking cases being one there is always something to take my interest and ensure that my clients are benefiting from any industry changes.
Where do you see your business heading this 2015?
After the success of Personal Injury Solicitors Bournemouth I’d like to see us expand to other areas across the south. We do have a plan of another 7 sites in the 12 months rapid expansion some would say. The industry needs local people being connected with highly trained legal specialists so it’s a supply and demand thing.
If you could leave our readers with one last piece of business advice, what would it be?
Always say yes (within reason). You will never truly understand the power of saying yes and keeping an open mind about all avenues until your yes from a year ago pays off. I believe in business the more doors that open the more opportunity