The Ardent team were honoured to take part in the The Palmer Catholic Academy Year 11 futures day on 14th September.
Earlier this month we celebrated our 8th Birthday! We finally managed to get together to raise a glass to Ardent together in the sunshine last week. It’s been an exciting journey and we can’t wait for the next 8 years!
The entire Ardent team took part in the London Legal Walk this week. We were among 16,000 walkers who completed the 10km route raising money for frontline free legal advice agencies. The temptation to stop at a riverside bar was strong (ok we did stop for a quick one) but we made it! [...]
We were absolutely delighted to see so many of our clients ‘in real life’ last week at our cocktails and mocktails evening. We chose the award winning Silverleaf bar at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Bishopsgate as our venue. Guests were welcomed with champagne and served a series of signature cocktails. Having had so [...]
Phil Kennedy shared his thoughts on an eventful period in legal recruitment and what he’s learnt about good practice in the industry.
Ardent consultant Jon Kennedy gave his view on the legal recruitment market 3 years after he joined the business.
Congratulations to Old Wilsonians under 10 Bourner, based in Bromley, for being runners up in the Autumn Bronze Chalice final.
A couple of months ago the team at Ardent sat down with James Scholfield, a mindfulness/awareness teacher, to hear his story about how being more mindful helped unveil peace during his everyday tasks.
Kat has 20 years’ experience in the legal recruitment industry, joining a major firm as a new graduate in 2000 and working up to an associate director role. Kat’s former agency reduced in size during the first lockdown. Since then she has been providing a careers advice service for a secondary school. With this new position she is coming back to her recruitment roots.
Having had just over 9 months out of work, through a combination of gardening leave and Covid, getting back into a regular working pattern was a challenge. I’d compare it to going back to school after the summer holidays – I was exhausted in those first couple of weeks!
This year the Ardent team has been focussing on the issue of mental health. Our consultants have been through Mental Health First Aid training as a team. On World Mental Health Day we wanted to share our thoughts on mental health in the legal profession in 2021.
A couple of years ago we worked with a candidate who is a trustee of the charity and we were keen to get involved. At that time we contributed to a school building project. Now that building is complete and the Ardent Centre of Excellence is in use by secondary students. We wanted to offer further support. Our new substantial donation has paid for over 300 text books across a range of subjects.