We are delighted to announce the appointment of highly respected corporate lawyer Chris Rawstron as Chairman as we continue to invest in our team and offering to the market.

Chris is a highly respected figure in the Midlands corporate community working with numerous listed and private domestic and international groups as well as being a trusted advisor to a number of successful entrepreneurs. Most recently he led the national corporate team at Irwin Mitchell. He was previously Birmingham managing partner and a global board member at DLA Piper overseeing rapid growth having begun his career at Edge Ellison (now Squire Patton Boggs). Notably he also chaired an appeal for Marie Curie successfully raising £7m to fund a new hospice.

Chris commented “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Springboard as Chairman. I have known and admired the team for some time and look forward to working with them to continue the impressive development of the firm. Building successful teams and cultures in professional services firms has been at the heart of my career. Springboard represents a great opportunity to continue this.”

Springboard Partner Simon Ward commented “We are excited to welcome Chris to the firm. We are constantly looking to develop all aspects of our offering to our clients and our team. Chris brings an outstanding and directly relevant skill set and experiences that will be invaluable to us as we continue that journey. We have seen a strong start to 2023 and are confident that this will continue over the coming months.”