Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Accounting Software and Outsourced Services provider
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  • Contact
    • Barclays House, 35 Whitworth Street West, Mancester, M1 5NG

About Quill

Quill are a leading supplier of practice-management software and outsourced services to the legal industry. In addition, they offer outsourced payroll and booking services to all sectors.

Manchester-based Quill started in 1978 as a handful of entrepreneurs selling programmable calculators. Nowadays, they’re a 90-strong team spread across four regional offices led by Managing Director Julian Bryan.

The firm’s software evolved to a fully integrated legal-accounts and practice-management solution with optional modules for document management and anti-money laundering. It’s won multiple awards and boasts a user base of 5,000 solicitors and paralegals within some 600 law firms.

On top of that, Quill’s SRA Accounts Rules-proficient outsourced cashiering division has evolved over a 15-year period to its current status as the largest outsourcing bureau in the UK.

The firm has a performance bonus in spring and autumn, length-of-service awards and rewards for new business leads. There’s a thank-you drink on Friday at 4.30pm.

What is it like to work for Quill

My Manager
My Manager
All managers have a competency framework to review their performance. They’re scored in the framework in April and October and this identifies any training needs. The competency framework will look at management, service, teamwork, and technical and personal abilities.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The finance department is paperless and this is being rolled out to other departments. Shredding bins in each office ensure that any paper is recycled. The firm has a cycle-to-work scheme and the sales and training team use video conferencing.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
There’s the same-sized performance bonus regardless of salary, twice a year, and length-of-service awards in the summer. There are rewards for recommendations for new business leads and for introducing friends to join the business.

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    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    43% / 57%

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