Steering the Cheltenham office through a period of refurbishment is just one of head of office Krissy Scott’s roles at the moment, along with leading the three-day Cyber Conference, the firm’s largest online event so far.
She also heads the firm’s national education and charities team, who have been shortlisted for awards later this autumn, and is always happy to celebrate the office’s successes – she said: “It is key for us to support our clients so that they succeed. We see ourselves as trusted advisors, supporting businesses in the region, and being part of the community.
“If I were to give our clients one tip, I would suggest that they use us as an extension of their team and seek advice early to consider the ripple effect of their decisions. We focus on achieving their objectives, while minimising risk.”
The Cyber Conference is an extension of that ambition – it will bring HCR’s expertise, alongside that of other experts from across the UK and the cyber ecosystem, to a new audience, with sessions on everything from getting your cyber policies right and cyber security, to growing a business from start-up to scale-up and looking at how HMRC tax crypto assets.
The Cheltenham area is already a focus for cyber and new technology, with the Golden Valley Development, GCHQ and developments at Gloucestershire College – the conference will draw on that expertise too.
Krissy, who lives in Cheltenham and has been a lawyer for 25 years, said: “It’s an exciting time for the region generally and our current office refurbishment will be a great step forward too; ensuring we offer a fantastic place to work, embracing smart working for our staff and keeping our clients’ needs first and foremost.”