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Two new senior appointments at Bevan Ashford means that non-solicitors now outweigh solicitors on the firm's management board
The new appointments are that of David Worskett, as director of the newly created commercial development department, and Richard Hennah as the business development director. Worskett was previously chief executive of the ETB, while Hennah was an accounts director at KPMG. The new recruits mean that six of the firm's 11-strong board are not lawyers. The six are chief executive Ann Conway Hughes and the heads of the main support divisions, which include commercial development, HR, IT, finance and risk management. The other five members of the board are the five partners that head the firm's five divisions. Chief executive Ann Conway Hughes said: "The appointments will enable Bevan Ashford to move quickly towards our goals of nationwide growth and exceptional service to clients in the business sectors we're focusing on." The firm's current focus is on further building its London and Birmingham presence. It is actively recruiting in both regions, as well as having transferred six partners from the South West. The firm is also growing in Bristol. It has just signed a further 13,000sq ft office next door to its current premises.