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Industrials focus helps Foot Anstey post £53.5m revenue and 8% growth – London Business News

Foot Anstey, the national law firm with operations in the South and South West of England, continued its organic growth story by announcing FY2021 revenue of £53.5m -22, an increase of 8% over the previous year. . It is the first time the company has achieved an annual turnover of over £50 million.

The company’s sector strategy continued to pay off with sector revenue up a similar 8% year-on-year. In particular, this increase was driven by the impressive performance of Foot Anstey’s energy and infrastructure sector (up 22%), its Islamic finance sector (up 18%), and a strong performance from its retail and consumer and developer sectors (up 12% and 11% respectively).

Additionally, the company announced that it has hired PwC’s Ali Allan as its new chief financial operations officer (CFOO). Allan will take up the role in September 2022 and his appointment represents the second key executive hire this year following the arrival of Felix Hebblethwaite from Linklaters in April as the new Group Human Resources Director.

Ali Allan will bring more than 20 years of finance and operations experience to the law firm. Her most recent role was as Chief Financial Officer of PwC Australia, responsible for the financial management of the firm’s cost base and management reporting.

Martin Hirst, Managing Partner at Foot Anstey, said: “The results we are reporting today illustrate the continued growth generated by our industry focus and the exceptional work delivered by our teams. We have bold growth ambitions and are beginning planning for our next four-year strategic period, which we believe can fuel the success of the business for many years to come.

On Ali Allan’s appointment, he said: “I am delighted to add Ali to our team at Foot Anstey. It is an appointment that demonstrates the ambition we have as a firm. I believe we are building an exceptional team of experts who will be key to enabling the company’s growth. »

Ali Allan, new Chief Operating Officer of Foot Anstey, added: “It is exciting to join a law firm with such a reputation in its market and which is planning its next strategic period.

“The Board of Directors and the management team invested time in ensuring that I was comfortable with the philosophy of the company, its direction and with whom I would work. I look forward to working with his teams to help them identify where they can gain business advantage to support their growth strategies and continue to deliver excellence to the company’s customers.