Manchester legal innovator shortlisted for entrepreneur of the year award

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18 September 2014


Managing director, Zoe Holland is ‘delighted’ to be shortlisted

Zoe Holland, managing director of Zebra LC, has been shortlisted for the Entrepreneur of the Year award at this year’s Modern Law Awards.

Zoe is shortlisted against other legal sector entrepreneurs, including Karen Jackson, CEO of Roberts Jackson that recently attracted £15million investment from North Edge capital; a high profile deal in which Zoe advised North Edge’s investment board.

These national awards recognise innovative business leaders and those changing the face of business strategy and development, regulation management and client care throughout the organisation – for both short and long-term gain. Champions in ABSs, new legal entrants and pre-existing law firms that have successfully led engaging, relevant and new strategies for gold-plated services and business growth will be praised in the second of these national awards.

The award, which will be presented at the Modern Law Awards ceremony in London next month, recognizes the individual who has been able to identify a market opportunity within the legal sector and how they have utilised staff and resources to maximise that opportunity.

Since she started the company in 2012, Zoe’s pragmatic and commercial approach, together with her management board experience has won her numerous awards.  Zoe saw the opportunity to establish a business that would to thrive in a changing legal market. With new entrants, growing issues around professional indemnity insurance, and an increasing spotlight from mainstream banking about law firm funding, the opportunity to develop technical due diligence was tangible.

Zebra Legal Consulting (Zebra LC) was established in December 2012; a modern legal hub providing unique technical due diligence for the legal sector with a flexible business structure.

Zebra was named ‘new entrant of the year 2013’ at the Modern Law Awards. Earlier this year, Zoe was named ‘best new business’ at the Women in Business Awards held in Manchester by Downtown Manchester In Business.

Zoe commented: “I am delighted to have been shortlisted for this award and privileged to be nominated alongside a number of very strong entrants. Zebra has had a fantastic year this year.  We have carved a specialist niche in the new era of injury litigation and as a result we have been involved in some of the legal sector’s highest profile deals.”

 

 



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