Andrews Parks

Andrew Parks Senior Analyst – Business Solutions

Overview

On completing a master's degree at Heriot Watt University in 2010, I joined the Babcock International Group graduate scheme where I worked across a number of different areas of the business. After finishing on the graduate scheme I focused my attention on project and programme management and worked on a number of major programmes at Babcock.

I joined the business solutions team at Burges Salmon in August 2014. I wanted to work for Burges Salmon because the role offered a tremendous opportunity to develop skills that I was using in my previous role.

The role of the business solutions team is to support the business through the provision of an internal consultancy service in a number of areas including project management and process design. This primarily involves advising on, developing and implementing new business models to deliver existing work more profitably. My day-to-day role involves leading and facilitating a number of these business improvement projects which can vary greatly in scope and involve many different people from across the firm. As well as this, we provide a project management service on some larger more complex cases.

Since joining Burges Salmon I have seen my role develop and the team grow as the firm continues its commitment to seek ways to become more efficient, more effective and more innovative. In this regard the firm has always been supportive of my development and I have been provided with many opportunities to further my professional skill set.

In terms of its people, Burges Salmon is a very professional firm with a friendly and approachable feel. This is reflected in the BS social club which organises a number of regular and well attended cross-firm social events. There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved in out of work activities and as a keen sportsman it is great that there are various different sports teams with regular competitive fixtures.

The variety of my day-to-day role and the people I have worked alongside have made my time here most enjoyable. I would fully recommend Burges Salmon to those considering a role as a business professional in a law firm.