Fisher German is pleased to confirm three senior appointments, including the re-election of Andrew Bridge as Managing Partner who will lead the business for a further three-year term from 1 April 2022.
Associate Director Helena Tibbitts has also been invited to join the Partnership and Partner Duncan Bedhall will step into the role of Senior Partner, both of which will take effect from 1 October 2021.
Andrew became Managing Partner in April 2019 and will complete his first three-year term in March 2022. He stood uncontested for a second term, garnering overwhelming support from the wider Partnership.
Andrew said: “When I became Managing Partner in 2019, working closely with the wider Partnership, I quickly began implementing our big agenda including a new strategic direction and supporting vision and values. Negotiating our way through the pandemic has been challenging but with the dedication and commitment shown by our colleagues, we have stuck to our ambitious plans and I look forward to the firm seeing these benefits during my second term in office.”
Helena joins the Partnership following a recommendation from the Senior Partner Group overseeing the Pathway to Partnership scheme, which aims to prepare associate directors to thrive as partners and business leaders. Based at our Ashby office, Helena joined us in 2006 and leads the Rural and Residential Valuation team. She specialises in valuations for a range of purposes including lending, taxation and matrimonial, in addition to the valuation of residential, agricultural and development property.
Duncan, based at our Birmingham office, will commence the role of Senior Partner for three years, succeeding Tim Shuldham who will be stepping down after retiring from the Partnership earlier this year. Tim will continue to offer his expertise as a Consultant Partner, supporting colleagues and clients from the firm’s Doncaster office. Duncan has more than 30 years’ experience working in the property industry with specialisms in industrial and office properties, commercial property investment and strategic portfolio advice.
Duncan said: “Tim has done a fantastic job in progressing our Pathway to Partnership scheme and navigating the Partnership and its priorities through the pandemic. I look forward to continuing his excellent work and representing the Partners over the next three years.”
Tim added: “Duncan is a well-respected member of the Partnership and approaches the role with the enthusiasm and rigour required to do it justice. It is a privilege to represent the Partnership as Senior Partner and I have particularly enjoyed seeing so many talented individuals across Fisher German being promoted during my time in the role, including four new partners. Helena has demonstrated the leadership qualities, professionalism and technical experience expected of those progressing into the Partnership and I congratulate her on this excellent achievement.”
Wider promotions across the firm will be announced on Friday 1 October.