Three new partners

Fisher German has made a string of promotions – including three new partners - following a strong period of growth. A total of 32 promotions across our offices mark our continuing success across a number of specialisms including planning and development, utilities and rural consultancy.

The new partners include Luke Brafield and Mark Gilkes at the firm’s Ashby office and David Kinnersley, head of agribusiness, at its Worcester office.

Richard Benson, Hugh Maxfield, Ben Marshalsay and Richard Broome have also progressed within the partnership.

Other key promotions include Richard Gadd, who has been promoted to Associate Director within our National Country Agency Team, Stephen Buckingham and Victoria Oldham, who have both been promoted to Senior Associates in the Stafford office, and Becky Woodrow in our Chester office has also been made a Senior Associate.

Andrew Prideaux (Ashby), Cameron Coley-Smith (Stafford), Sarah Goddard (Hereford) and Ben Flint (Doncaster) have all been promoted to Associate.

The promotions were made as part of our career progression framework, which gives employees a clear pathway to advance within the business.

They come following a strong period of growth, including the merge with Birmingham-based firm Vine Property Management last June. Despite the unprecedented circumstances surrounding Covid-19, Senior Partner Tim Shuldham says there is still cause to recognise these professional achievements.

He said: “I would like to congratulate all of those who have received promotions. While we never could have envisaged these unusual circumstances when we confirmed these appointments earlier this year, it is important that we take time to commend the individuals and recognise the hard work put in to achieve promotion.

“It is exciting to see the talent growing in stature within the business, and it is excellent that our career progression framework continues to give people the opportunity to rise through the firm.

"We have seen a diverse range of promotions across different regions in a variety of disciplines, which demonstrates Fisher German’s all-around commitment to its employees’ careers.

"It is also fantastic to welcome three highly competent new partners who have been through a rigorous pathway programme and will be able to support the growth and success of the business."