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Mar 9, 2020

FBC Manby Bowdler are a full service law firm based across Black Country, Shropshire and Worcestershire. They have 8 offices and employ 230 people.

The firm is over a hundred years old, and Neil Lloyd, the Managing Director of the firm, came from a banking background and joined as Sales Director in 2015. Since then, he’s progressed through the company to the role that he fills today.

In this episode of ScaleUp Radio, Kevin Brent speaks to Neil about the company and it’s own ScaleUp journey.

Of course, you might be thinking that FBC Manby Bowdler have got 230 staff and growing - what could a small business like mine take from this?

Well, an awful lot of what Neil and the firm have been through, and how they have faced those challenges, are universal - so there will definitely be something for you in this conversation, no matter what the size of your own company is.

As always with ScaleUp Radio, there was a lot of ground covered, including:

 - It’s not enough to simply grow the business, you should know WHY you’re growing it

 - Whether you’ve got 1 member of staff, or over 200 - make sure you keep investing in them

 - The benefit of using everyone on the staff to craft your values

 - How to make sure that you keep in touch with your clients, no matter how big your company becomes! 

FBC Manby Bowdley are one of the bigger firms that we’ve featured on ScaleUp Radio - but the challenges that Neil and the company have been through, and the lessons learned are no different from what the smallest company will go through.

I hope you enjoy this conversation - there’s some real solid takeaways.

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