Buckinghamshire: Law firm B P Collins confirms three senior appointments

B P Collins, the Gerrards Cross and London law firm, has announced three new senior appointments.

John Hargrave is its new chief operating officer; and will be working with the firm on a part-time basis. Gina Connell becomes chief marketing officer and Adrian Moorhouse will move from being B P Collins’ non-executive director to non-executive chairman. All three roles will support senior partner Simon Deans, in driving the firm’s growth. This follows the appointment of Steve Perry as business development manager earlier this year. 

John Hargrave (pictured) joins with extensive experience in the European IT industry and is the former head of finance and operations at a regional law firm. As chief operating officer, part of his role will focus on furthering B P Collins’ operational efficiency following extensive investment in its technological infrastructure. He will also oversee the firm’s headquarters move to new premises in Gerrards Cross in 2020.

Hargrave said: “It is a great time to join B P Collins. This is an exciting period of investment and growth. The technological advances over the past year have already enabled all of its people to be more agile and able to quickly, and efficiently, respond to clients’ needs. This maximises the value the firm delivers for clients. The new office will encourage this approach even further.”

B P Collins aims to lower its carbon footprint in more efficient premises. The wellbeing of staff and clients is also forefront of mind through the inclusion of new collaboration spaces; a welcoming hub for networking, breakout spaces and formal meeting rooms.

Speaking of the appointments, Simon Deans commented: “This is a challenging time politically and economically. The investment we have made in the last year, both in our infrastructure and people, means we are well positioned to meet challenges head on and enable the firm to grow in both the Thames Valley and London. I am delighted John has joined us and that others already in the business are accepting new roles to help us achieve our growth plans, attract new clients and talent, move into new markets and continue to be a top ranked firm.”