Law firm Lester Aldridge Solicitors has taken a seat at the top table with Dorset Chamber.
It has joined AFC Bournemouth and online marketplace OnBuy as one of just three Premier Partners in the top tier of membership at the leading business support organisation.
The law firm – headquartered in Bournemouth with offices in Southampton and London – has been a committed supporter of the chamber over many years.
Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: “Lester Aldridge is a heavyweight business which is a valuable addition to our top tier.
“Its new role recognises the firm’s longstanding and exceptional support for the Chamber and our work in the business community.
“It builds on a longstanding and valued relationship, which has ranged from the Dorset Business Awards to recent health and wellbeing initiatives, including the trailblazing Got Your Six and menopause campaigns.
“All at the chamber look forward to working even more closely with Lester Aldridge in the future.”
Lester Aldridge stepped up from its position as a Platinum Business Partner to become a Premier Business Partner.
The business partners programme is for members which wish to play a greater role in supporting the chamber. Lester Aldridge is the only law firm as a business partner.
Partner and head of Lester Aldridge’s corporate and commercial team Grant Esterhuizen, said: “Dorset Chamber leads a vibrant and incredibly supportive business community.
“We’re proud to gain Premier Business Partnership status and are committed to playing an even greater part in the chamber’s success in the future.”
Dorset Chamber – the county’s voice of business – has about 700 members representing more than 37,000 employees. Lester Aldridge, with roots in Dorset stretching back to the 18th Century, is a full service law firm providing legal services for individuals, businesses and other organisations.
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PICTURE: PREMIER PARTNERS: Grant Esterhuizen from Lester Aldridge, left, and Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling, right.