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Ian Gilthorpe

Ian has been based in the North East throughout his career and has extensive experience of working on major commercial and property projects for the region’s leading private and public sector organisations.

In 2011 he was a founder partner of Square One Law. Previously, Ian led the development of Muckle LLP over a 25 year period, taking it from a 15 person general practice firm to a full service commercial firm of over 130 people. In 2008 he joined Eversheds as the North East Business Development Partner.

A transactional lawyer, Ian is well known in the region for strategic thinking, building long term relationships for clients and excelling at project management and service delivery. He is the client relationship partner for some of the firm’s major clients, such as Able UK; The Vardy Group, GT Group and The Lakes Distillery.

Ian has experience as a non-executive director across manufacturing, service and financial sectors. He is passionate about the North East and the development of talent in the region. Ian played a key role in the regeneration of South Northumberland Cricket Club and the creation of the Newcastle Cricket Centre. It is now one of the leading recreational cricket clubs in the UK with over 400 youth members and operating coaching programmes for youngsters across the North East from its state of the art, cricket centre.

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