TLT Managing Partner David Pester has received an honorary doctorate from the University West of England in recognition of his services to leadership in business and the future of the legal profession.
The Doctor of Business Administration was conferred at the awards ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law at Bristol Cathedral on Friday 19 July.
David has been managing partner of TLT since 2002 and is one of the longest serving managing partners in the UK legal sector. Under his leadership, TLT has grown rapidly from its Bristol roots to become a 1,000 strong, seven site, multi-jurisdictional legal business.
Recognised as one of the fastest growing UK law firms, TLT now supports major institutions, high growth businesses and well-known brands on their strategic and day-to-day legal needs.
Commenting on the recognition, David Pester said "It's a real honour to receive this award from UWE – a university helping to drive innovation in Bristol through its business & law school and its unique entrepreneurial community and University Enterprise Zone. Bristol is a thriving city full of great businesses and TLT is a product of that environment – a firm full of bright people. expert in what they do and with the ambition to really bring value to the firm and the wider city within which we operate."
David is a board member of the Local Enterprise Partnership and an elected council member of the South West CBI. He is also chair of award-winning animation studio Aardman's Employee Ownership Trust, which was set up in 2018.
David was recently made a member of the Law Management Section Committee of the Law Society of England & Wales, is a governor at Bristol Grammar School and was governor of Bath Spa University until 2018.