Leeds-based Enact Conveyancing, the largest direct conveyancing company in England and Wales, recently announced it has welcomed its 50th employee to its Hull team, after opening an office at The Maltings in March.
The company hopes to recruit 100 additional people over the coming year to work at its Hull office. Roles to be filled include legal assistant, team leader, conveyancer and customer service advisor.
Emily Settle (24) who lives in Princes Avenue, is the latest recruit to join the team. Emily explained: “Hull is a vibrant and diverse city, with so much going on, it’s great to see new businesses and job opportunities opening up.
“I’m really excited to be working in the heart of the city at The Maltings – it’s a fantastic office in a great location. I’ve also already had the opportunity to travel to Leeds for training and social events.”
Hannah Andrews (25) from Holderness Road, used to work at Enact’s Leeds office, but has since joined the Hull team. Hannah said: “I was really pleased when I heard that Enact was opening an office in Hull – you can’t visit the Deep in Leeds!”
Established in 2000, Enact Conveyancing handles one in four remortgage conveyancing transactions and also helps thousands of people to move home each year. Since it was established, it has processed over 1.2 million transactions.
To accommodate its growth, the company expanded its operations from West to East Yorkshire in March, choosing Hull as the location for its second office.
Ben Carroll, Managing Director at Enact, said the reason for choosing Hull was that the city was buoyant following its year as the UK City of Culture. He explained: “We wanted to help bring business, investment and new opportunities to Hull, as well as tap into the talent here to establish our new team.
“Our team is what has always set us apart from our competitors and we’ve been impressed by the local talent in Hull. The team is enthusiastic and dynamic and we are providing the support and training they need to grow. We’re renowned within the industry for having one of the most comprehensive and complete conveyancing training programmes, which helps each member of our team become an expert in their field.”
The Hull team work nationwide, providing remortgages on properties across England and Wales. The quality of the team’s work has allowed the company to introduce work for two of its largest clients, both large mortgage lenders, into Hull.
Ben Carroll said: “Representatives from these banks have visited the office and were impressed with what they saw. We’re now assessing how we can further expand the range of roles we have in Hull. We’re delighted with progress so far and looking forward to seeing the operation continue to grow.”
Developing staff is integral to the company, which is why it operates the innovative Conveyancing Academy, a robust training initiative in which staff members receive comprehensive legal training alongside invaluable on-the-job learning.
The company employs more than 530 people at its head office in Leeds. The new Hull team is based in a 10,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art office at Anchor House in Silvester Street. These fully refurbished offices form part of the unique Maltings office complex, the former home of the Hull Brewery company, in the heart of Hull city centre.
Find out more at: enact.co.uk
[Rebecca Aspin – Home PR]