Peter Carstensen

Carstensen replaces Butler in Chester chair

The Chester Growth Partnership has named Peter Carstensen as its new chairman, replacing Guy Butler, who has chaired the board for the last two and a half years.

The partnership is a public-private sector development board that acts as guardian of the One City Plan, a 15-year strategy guiding the economic regeneration of Chester. Under Butler’s guidance it has started to promote Chester proactively, with a presence at events such as MIPIM.

Carstensen, who was previously deputy chairman, stared his career as a lawyer with heavyweight firms such as Slaughter & May and Freshfields before moving into investing in internet start-ups and other early stage businesses, along with property development, focusing on buy-to-let and new build development. He owns a property business called Quatrefoil Ventures and the Bryn Yorkin Manor Estate in North Wales.

Cllr Samantha Dixon, leader of Cheshire West & Chester Council, said: “I’d like to thank Guy for the great contribution he has made. His knowledge and experience has helped create a dynamic and creative board and I believe we are seeing a real difference in the city as a result.

“Peter will chair the Chester Growth Partnership for the next 12 months – I hope we see just as much success over the coming year as we have over the past year.”

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