Knights has added corporate expertise to its growing team in Cheltenham – as Ben Davis, Partner, joins the team in the South West.

Ben specialises in corporate transactions for owner-managed businesses and has vast experience working alongside high-profile corporate clients, including recently advising Silverwood Brands plc on its £10m acquisition of luxury beauty brand, Nailberry.

Ben Davis, Corporate Partner at Knights, said:

 “This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the Cheltenham office. I’ve been lucky throughout my career to have the backing of a now 1,500-strong team across the Knights portfolio, who are always a phone call away for advice and support.

“There’s already some exceptional talent here at the Cheltenham base, and I can’t wait to get started and drive forward our corporate offering for new and existing clients and grow our presence in the locality.”

Knights Cheltenham office, which celebrates its 15th anniversary next year, has recently been refurbished with a state-of-the-art office space.

It boasts a strong commercial real estate team, dealing with landlords, tenants and leasing agreements, estate management, litigation and acquisition services for top construction firms such as Amey, ISG and Aggregate Industries.

The addition of Ben to the team forms part of plans for rapid growth across the South West, following Knights’ arrival in Bristol earlier this year and the arrival of three new Partners.

Mark Beech, Client Services Director for Cheltenham and Oxford at Knights, said:

 Ben has already built a fantastic client base across the South West from his time in Oxford and I know the team in Cheltenham are delighted to have his drive, determination, and talents as part of their growing team.”

Knights is one of the fastest-growing professional services businesses in the UK and has worked with global investment corporations such as M&G, building materials firms such as Hanson UK and international franchises.

With 25 offices nationwide, Knights is ranked within the top 50 UK law firms by revenue – with specialists in all key areas of corporate and commercial law.

The business’ team in Cheltenham are based in the city centre on Jessop Avenue.