See what York Press had to say about us regarding our win:
Two friends who met on their first day at university, then 24 years later left their jobs to set up their own law firm, took the title of New Business of the Year.
Torque Law fulfilled its predicted turnover within months after its launch in 2016, and has since shown tremendous growth.
Now having started its third full year of trading the firm’s second office expansion is imminent and they plan to double their headcount over the next 12 months.
Tiggy Clifford and Emma Whiting joined forces to set up employment law specialist Torque Law after leaving high profile partner roles at Denison Till and Addleshaw Goddard respectively. Ms Clifford was also previously a director and head of employment at Newtons.
The judges say this category has rarely been easy to judge, and this year’s finalists were no exception, with the diverse nature of the finalists making it one of the most exciting on the shortlist. They said awarding the title to Torque Law is a testament to their hard work and dedication over the past couple of years to grow their business.
The judges said: “They are a great example of those looking to turn their knowledge and experience into their own business, supporting local employers and in turn the local economy.”
“Their plans for the future are strategic and smart, and we are sure they will go on to do great things.”
Collecting the award, Ms Whiting was asked how the pair felt when they left their firms to start out on their own. She said: “A few people have asked if we found it scary. The honest answer is no. The stars were definitely aligned, it was the right thing to do at the right time. It was very sensible progression for us.”
Ms Clifford added: “We set our to do work we enjoy, for clients we liked, and we have stood by that. That’s what works for us.”
We are thrilled with the win.