A LAW firm has marked record growth with a bronze statue.
Graeme Quar & Co, which is are based in Fareham and Petersfield, has recorded two consecutive years of turnover growth.
Over the two-year period, it has had a growth of 39 per cent and 37 per cent. In that time, staff numbers have also risen from nine to 17.
The firm, which deals in business law, was given a bronze statue of a gazelle in recognition of the inspirational work carried out for business clients by staff.
Managing director Graeme Quar chose a gazelle to incorporate an American concept.
Businesses that grow by more than 20 per cent consecutively for four years are known as gazelle companies.
The figurine is the first to be cast in a foundry from what will be a limited edition of 12 in the UK.
It is also the first business commission for Wendy Hunt, a professional wildlife sculptor who lives near Fareham.
Graeme said: ‘The joy of a gazelle environment in a business such as ours is that it encourages innovation, which itself enhances productivity and a sense of collective pride.
‘The gazelle, caught in stunning detail by Wendy, is also a constant visual reminder in the office of the need for excellence in every aspect of what we do for our clients, who are from small to medium-sized businesses and operating in a wide range of sectors.
‘They are the backbone of what is looking like a sustained economic recovery.’
Graeme Quar & Co also received plaudits from Caroline Dinenage – small business ambassador for the South.
Ms Dinenage said: ‘Companies are hiring again to cope with workloads, which is great news for job-hunters and business activity.’