Gateley Holdings Plc (LON:GTLY) CEO Michael Ward talks to DirectorsTalk about strong first half year results. Michael explains what has driven the strong performance, the rationale behind the move to Reading and the acquisition of Gateley Hamer, current activity levels, staff selling shares and a view on the remainder of the financial year.
Michael has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, advising private and public companies and private investors. He has been instrumental in the development of the corporate team becoming one of the leading corporate teams in the UK. He has influence among all the major business bodies in the Greater Birmingham area and is a past President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Gateley Holdings Plc is the holding company of Gateley Plc, a provider of commercial legal services and the first British full service commercial law firm whose shares are admitted to trading on AIM. In addition to organic growth, Gateley intends to take advantage of being the first law firm whose shares are admitted to trading on AIM and being at the forefront of anticipated consolidation within the UK legal services sector. Acquisitive growth will be achieved through the acquisition of legal teams or firms offering niche services, sector specialism or geographic expansion & complementary business services businesses. A broader set of services will increase the potential for cross-selling to existing clients and represent a stronger sales proposition for potential new clients.