In our biggest announcement so far, and in something of a coup, Benjamin Dredge is joining the CG board as a Managing Partner and Head of Corporate from the Manchester office of Shoosmiths – demonstrating the confidence and commitment to expand and drive the company forward.
Benjamin said: “I’ve been very aware of CG since they started. I trained with Stacey and have previously worked with both her and Louise, so I knew exactly how talented and driven they both are.
Initially I did not appreciate the strength of what is already at CG in terms of their approach to client relationships, growth ambition and the team’s passion to be different. There is so much potential for a more approachable, commercial and dynamic player in the regional market. Lancashire businesses can tend to be under served by those advisors who are focused purely on the Manchester market. Similarly, there are all too many larger SME clients that don’t receive enough enthusiasm for their business simply because they may not be in the ‘top 10 billing clients’. Now more than ever businesses need trusted advisors and right now they should be supporting their clients to help them survive and plan a route to recovery whilst maximising advantages in a time of enormous uncertainty.
I can apply skills and knowledge acquired at both regional and national practice so we make sure we deliver large city firm service levels, without the national overheads, combined with a passionate and commercial approach to the support which CG offers. I want to build on so much of what the team have already done to establish an equally attractive corporate and commercial offering.”
CG has a fresh and approachable management team who naturally bounce off one another and share in the excitement at the potential for growth and the opportunity to build on something special.