Rosenblatt Solicitors today announced the appointment of Nicola (‘Nicky’) Foulston as CEO of the City law firm; her appointment to the newly created role of CEO is effective from 1 September 2016.
Nicky, 49, was named Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year in 1997 when she was Chief Executive of Brands Hatch Leisure plc - she was, and remains, the award’s youngest ever recipient. Nicky became Chief Executive of Brands Hatch in early 1990 when the business was valued at £6 million and built it into the largest organiser and promoter of motor sport in Europe; in 1996, she floated the business on the London Stock Exchange; and in 1999, she sold the business for over $195 million to Interpublic, the US marketing giant.
Nicky has since run a private family office with private equity investments in the USA and Europe. In 2014, she was appointed as a Board Member of the Government’s Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB), an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to help government boost growth in business.
Commenting on her appointment, Ian Rosenblatt OBE, Senior Partner of Rosenblatt Solicitors, said:
“Rosenblatt Solicitors has gone from strength to strength, entirely through organic growth, since 1986 when I founded the Firm. Nicky is a formidable businesswoman and we have highly ambitious plans for the Firm – I am confident that this will be a winning combination.”
Nicky Foulston, Rosenblatt Solicitors’ CEO Designate, added:
“I am delighted to be making my return to City life as the CEO of Rosenblatt Solicitors. It is a remarkable firm that I have known and admired for over 25 years. I look forward to working with its team of over 100 people in the months and years ahead, to drive growth and build on its unique reputation for unparalleled service and the outstanding results it achieves for its clients.”
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