Legal recruitment firm sets the Standard with city centre move

Richard Betts (director), Jane Biggs (MD), David Mayfield (director)

Bygott Biggs, the legal recruitment firm that covers Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, has relocated back into Nottingham city centre after taking space at Cubo’s Standard Court venue.

During the pandemic, the company found a new home in the Engine Yard development next to Belvoir Castle.

However, with many sectors returning to a more office-based approach, the Bygott Biggs team, led by Jane Biggs, is returning its HQ back to Nottingham whilst serving their clients in Birmingham, Leeds and the north-west from Cubo’s other locations.

Jane Biggs, founder of Bygott Biggs, said: “As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we look back at how our business has evolved and adapted to new ways of working.

“We also reflect upon the changes our clients have seen in that time. For many years, law firms were quite traditional places to work – wood panelled offices, imposing boardrooms and the holy grail of the prized and private corner office.

“Now we see a far more progressive and flexible model with hybrid working being the norm and office attendance offering an opportunity to mentor junior colleagues, foster team spirit and reinforce culture whilst maintaining that all important work/life balance.”

She added: “As this latest transition back to the office begins to take more of a foothold, we hope it will help contribute to a renewed vibrancy in the city centre as the professional sector returns to the office.

“However, as the legal services market continues to flourish and the competition for talent remains high the key for law firms seeking to attract and retain the best talent is to offer a flexible and supportive working environment that allows an ever more diverse range of lawyers to find the right balance in their career/home lives.’’