Gloucestershire-based law firm BPE Solicitors has welcomed two new trainee solicitors to its Cheltenham head office.

Harriet Willmore and Sian Randles both join the firm on two-year training contracts, due to be completed in September 2016.

Harriet (pictured, top right), originally from the Cotswolds, has taken up her first seat in BPE’s commercial property team, having previously worked as a legal advisor to a recruitment company in Manchester.

She said: ‘It’s great to be part of such an entrepreneurial firm like BPE. I’ve already been assisting other colleagues during all stages of the conveyancing process and I’m excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.’

Sian (pictured, top left) joins the firm with experience in conveyancing and as a court usher. Sian, from Surrey, will initially be working in BPE’s corporate team, assisting with the team’s listed company and mergers and acquisitions work.

She said: ‘I’m really enjoying putting into practice what I have been studying for four years. There’s a great atmosphere around the office and it’s nice to be surrounded by like-minded people.’

Harriet and Sian will work in four different departments within the firm over the course of two years. They join three other trainee solicitors who are already at BPE – Kathryn Johnston, Katy Ponsford and Angharad Rees.