Neil Lloyd officially began his new role as Managing Director of award-winning Midlands law firm FBC Manby Bowdler on April 1 – just days after the country was placed into lockdown. Here, Neil explains how he responded to the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has set and how he has kept faith in some tried-and-tested leadership principles
It was always going to be a challenge. But I had no idea of just what a baptism of fire I was letting myself in for when I was asked to take the reins as Managing Director of FBC Manby Bowdler. Don’t get me wrong, I was taking over as head of a great law firm and the appointment was one of the proudest days of my life.
But little did I know when I accepted the offer at the end of 2019 that my official start date would coincide with the onset of the greatest challenge to this country’s business community since the Second World War.
I’d been lucky to join the firm more than four years earlier as sales director – something w...