If you have been following our social media accounts recently you’ll know that we celebrated turning 30 recently!
It’s been an incredible journey and we would like to thank everyone who has been involved with us so far. It’s been quite the adventure, but let’s remember how we first started out.
VMH was founded in 1986 by the founding partners: Phil Valente, Iain McCombie and Willie Hunter. Iain and Phil are still with us today as consultants.
Our first office location was 43-45 Easter Road, Edinburgh. It just so happens that this is still one of our current offices. We loved it so much that we didn’t want to move – it was a part of our history after all!
Our first two employees were Pauline Williamson and Lauren Mawdsley. Pauline was hired just a few months earlier than Lauren. Both are still with the firm today – working as legal secretaries. We must be doing something right if they haven’t left!
What we stand for
That brings us to what we at VMH stand for: ‘We are proud to invest in our staff and working environment because we know that employing some of the best people in the industry is what sets our dynamic firm apart from others’.
Strong and unbreakable staff relations is a key focus of ours as a business. Most of our staff members have been with us for well over a decade and we take that as a true testament to the positive and progressive working environment at the heart of our business. A happy office makes a happy business after all!
Happy staff helps to create great relationships with our clients. There is a reason we are one of Edinburgh’s most trusted and reliable solicitors and it’s because of our staff. Don’t just take our word for it, these client testimonials are just a glimpse into the hard work we have always put in to our projects. Thirty years of hard work in fact!
The truth being we wouldn’t be where we are today, 30 years on, without the hard work of each and every single member of staff. And to that, we say thank you.
If you’re popping by one of our branches, come in and say hello and feel free to ask for some birthday cake (if there is any left of course).
Here’s to the next 30 years.