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Chamber appointment

03 June 2010

Willans’ managing partner, Margaret Austen, has been appointed as President of the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce for the coming year.

A specialist in company/commercial law, Margaret has lived and worked in Cheltenham for over 30 years and acts for many corporate clients in the region.

She is also recognised as a leader in the field of charity law and advises many charities and not-for-profit organisations including Cheltenham Festivals, The Cobalt Appeal Fund, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Gloucestershire College, Lilian Faithfull Homes, and Cheltenham Animal Shelter.

Over more than twenty years, Margaret has held a range of voluntary posts within the local community. She is currently an Ambassador for Gloucestershire, honorary secretary and company secretary to Cheltenham Festivals, honorary solicitor to the Holst Museum and a trustee of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Commenting on the appointment Michael Ratcliffe, the Chamber Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Margaret has accepted the role of Chamber president. I am confident that her stature in the community will help raise the profile of the Chamber in the town.”


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