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David Pester becomes head of strategic growth

Former managing partner David Pester has started a new role as head of strategic growth at TLT. 

After 19 years as managing partner, he will work with the leadership team to deliver a strategic growth programme to support existing clients and develop new client relationships. 

He will work across the firm’s sectors, groups and locations to understand client need and market opportunity, and chart a course for sustainable growth.  

He will also advise on client requirements for ongoing programmes such as TLT’s FutureLaw innovation programme and its international strategy, as well new services lines and capabilities.

John Wood, managing partner at TLT, says: “This is a critical new role for the firm, both in the immediate term – as we look to understand how we can support our clients through the different stages of the pandemic – and as we look to the future. 

“David has built strong foundations from which we are well placed to develop our capabilities and grow our client base. His in-depth knowledge and understanding of the firm, our clients and how the market is moving will be a great asset in delivering that work.” 

David Pester says: “I am really looking forward to working with our teams and clients to deliver continued growth and innovation at TLT. We have a great history of seeing where the opportunities are for the firm, and delivering against that. I am excited to see what we do next.

“My immediate focus is making sure we continue to understand how our people, processes and technology can support clients through the current pandemic. I am extremely proud of the innovative support that the firm is delivering to clients in these challenging times.” 

David is a corporate finance specialist by trade and is recommended as an expert by Legal 500, the independent guide to the UK legal sector. He speaks regularly on management issues and is a national committee member of the Managing Partners Forum, a member of The Law Society Law Management Section, and an elected member of the CBI South West. 

In July 2019 David was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of England for his contribution to business and the law. 

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