Actons has announced that a new Chairman has been appointed from 1 June.
Simon Dakin takes over from Nicky Calthrop-Owen, who has successfully completed six years as Chairman, in recognition of the part he has played in growing the business, and his profile in the local market.
A Director in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team, Simon joined Actons in 2003 and became a Director in 2007. He advises SMEs throughout the region on a range of corporate and commercial issues including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and commercial contract work. Simon will continue his client facing work alongside his position as Chairman.
In taking up the additional role, he’ll work closely with Chief Executive Chris Murratt, the wider team of Directors and other colleagues in developing the business further to achieve their continuing strategy for growth.
Simon Dakin said: “I’m really pleased to become Chairman at an exciting time for our business as we look to implement the next phase of our growth strategy.”
“I’d like to thank Nicky for her dedication as Chairman during the past six years. It’s a demanding role and she will be a hard act to follow, but I relish the opportunity to build on the success that Nicky has achieved.”
“I know that Nicky will continue to play an instrumental part in the firm as a Director in the Insolvency team.”
Nicky Calthrop-Owen added: “It’s really important for businesses to remain fresh and dynamic – and Simon taking on the role is the natural next step for him and the firm.”
“After Actons highest billing year ever and six years as Chairman, I’m delighted to hand over the role of Chairman to Simon. I know he will do an excellent job. I look forward to seeing Actons continue to thrive under his leadership as he works alongside our Chief Executive Chris Murratt. Now back to full time fee earning for me!”