Fisher German, the national consultancy with offices in Chester and Knutsford, has promoted chief operating officer Andrew Bridge to the role of managing partner.
Bridge has been with the firm for 23 years, and his appointment follows a unanimous vote by partners after Andrew Jackson confirmed he will step down in March 2019 after 19 years at the helm. Bridge will formally move into the role on 1 April 2019.
Fisher German’s service lines include planning, commercial development, residential, rural, utility project management and sustainable energy expertise. It has 16 offices across the UK.
Bridge joined the firm after graduating from Harper Adams University and has since risen through the ranks, initially beginning his career on the rural professional side of the business before specialising in utility and infrastructure management.
Before becoming COO, Bridge was head of the utilities and infrastructure sector, he has been a member of the current management team for six years and has responsibility for the firm’s business support operations.
He said: “I have been with Fisher German since graduating from university, so have seen how the firm has developed and grown over the years.
“Andrew has led Fisher German through a time of great success and is a leading figure in the industry. The company owes him a real debt of gratitude for that and I hope to carry that forward in what will be an exciting time for the company.”
Jackson will become vice-chairman on stepping down, and will remain as a partner with the business. He said: “Andrew Bridge has an extensive amount of experience within Fisher German and it is excellent to see how he has risen through the ranks. He is an excellent candidate to lead the business forward to what I know will be a successful future.”