A STOCKTON legal firm has announced a new management team as it marks its most successful year in its 18-year history.

Endeavour Partnership is a year ahead of its anticipated growth plans and has appointed a new senior management team responsible for its development strategy.

Paul Bury, a founding partner in 1999, remains as managing partner. He’s joined on the management team by Lee Bramley as finance partner, Stephen Elliott as HR partner and Sharon Hutchinson as operations director.

Mr Bramley joined Endeavour in 2002 and heads up the commercial disputes and insolvency teams, while Stephen Elliott joined in 2015 and leads the employment department.

Sharon Hutchinson joined as practice manager in 2014 and has played a pivotal role in the firm’s business development and recruitment.

With turnover at almost £3.5 million, Endeavour remains on track to deliver its five-year business planning of doubling its turnover during this period.

The firm employs a team of 54 and hopes to create around six new jobs in 2018.

Mr Bury said: "We’ve developed a strong reputation across the North East and Yorkshire, advising a range of clients from SMEs to multi-national corporates. It’s been a buoyant 12 months for the whole firm and, as such, we are ahead of our growth plans.

"Our management team will play a pivotal role in taking us forward as we’re working with some very high-profile organisations and have ambitious growth plans for 2018. This has been a record-breaking year for us and I am very proud of the team who really have put us on the legal map.

"We’ve seen significant development in sectors including banking, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, waste management, tech and franchising – working with very small businesses and start-ups right up to large, global firms. We’re now in a strong position to move onwards with our firm’s development and to begin a period of recruitment on Teesside."

Endeavour's clients include HSBC, Santander, ESCO Corporation, Visualsoft, Atkinson Northern, Leven Investments, Yarm School and Cavendish Northern.