One of the few female managing partners in the legal profession nationally is working in Aylesbury.
Sarah Plumridge has just been appointed managing partner at Parrott and Coales in Bourbon Street, Aylesbury.
She has worked at the firm since 2000 and takes over from John Leggett who is retiring after 19 years as managing partner.
Mr Leggett said: “We chose Sarah to lead the firm because of her many strong leadership qualities, including her business acumen and entrepreneurial flair.
“She has the vision and experience to take the firm to new levels and to build on its continual success.”
Within two years of joining the firm in 2000 Ms Plumridge was made a partner, and she has almost 20 years experience as a commercial and residential property solicitor.
She follows in the footsteps of Miss Margaret Dickens who in 1949 become one of the first female solicitors in the country, and in 1978 the first ever female managing partner of Parrott and Coales.
Offering advice to other aspiring business leaders Ms Plumridge said: “The key is to understand what motivates you and don’t be afraid to go for it.
“Recognise what you are good at, believe in yourself and learn how to engage others and you will soon reach your goals with a great team behind you.”
Speaking of her appointment she said: “We pride ourselves in offering high quality, great value service that remains in-line with the ever changing needs of our clients, whether that’s businesses or everyday people.
“But we can’t do this without the expertise of our team.
“I’m looking forward to building on the talent we already have, and in creating the finest leaders to help deliver a vision and strategy that will grow the firm further.”
Parrott and Coales has been established in Aylesbury for over 200 years. The firm has 40 members of staff including 13 solicitors and six other legally qualifed staff.