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DTM Legal LLP is thrilled to announce that Richard Thomas, one of the founding partners of the firm, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the board of MSIF (Merseyside Special Investment Fund Limited). This notable appointment reflects Richard’s outstanding contributions to the legal and business communities and his continued commitment to supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Liverpool City Region.

Richard Thomas co-founded DTM Legal in 2008, and his leadership has helped grow the firm to comprise over 75 staff members, with offices in Liverpool and Chester. Richard’s extensive experience as a commercial lawyer, insolvency practitioner, and entrepreneur has been instrumental in DTM Legal’s success. Before establishing DTM Legal, he was an owner at Chester’s largest law firm, Walker Smith Way. The MSIF board look to benefit greatly from Richard’s contributions, not just from a legal standpoint but also from providing a wealth of commercial experience and a drive to support the local business community.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new role, Richard stated, “I am delighted to join the Board of MSIF and contribute my experience in supporting the growth and development of businesses across the Liverpool City Region. MSIF plays a vital role in nurturing entrepreneurship, and I look forward to working with the team to further its impact.” MSIF is renowned for its pivotal role in fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem and supporting SMEs in the Liverpool City Region. The organisation provides a wide range of funding solutions and business support programmes designed to help businesses thrive. Richard’s appointment is set to bolster MSIF’s mission to create a robust and supportive environment for local enterprises. Also appointed as a non-executive director is Louise Towers, the hugely experienced Chief Financial Officer of Bikmo, the specialist cyclist insurance provider.

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Neil Ashbridge, Chair of MSIF, welcomed the new board members, saying, “I am delighted to welcome Richard and Louise to the MSIF Board. They bring a broad range of skills and experience that will enhance the current board’s skill set at an exciting and pivotal time for the MSIF Group and the LCR entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

Richard’s achievements and his new role with MSIF are a testament to his dedication and the high regard in which he is held within the business community. DTM Legal provide an extensive range of legal services for businesses, and takes pride in its national reputation for legal excellence advising small and large clients. The firm also actively supports ESG initiatives across the North West, a reflection of Richard and his fellow partner’s commitment to supporting the communities in which they operate.

Visit our About Us page for more information on our firms history and values. For information on the services provided by Richard and the team, visit our Business Recovery page. 

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