Ashurst

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Ashurst is a full service firm with a strong and growing international presence built on extensive experience of working with clients on the complex legal and regulatory issues relating to cross-border transactions. With a team of over 170 partners in 12 countries, Ashurst provides advice of the highest quality to organisations around the world.

One of the areas Ashurst specialises in is energy, transport and infrastructure. We offer a full service to both private and public sector clients in the infrastructure and transport businesses, energy and resources companies, and utilities, whether as active or passive investors and intermediaries in those areas. Ashurst handles a wide variety of work - whether it is project finance, M&A, regulatory, commercial, corporate or litigation.

Ashurst is also one of the leading firms in the PFI/PPP field. We have advised on PFI/PPP projects in the UK alone with a total value in excess of £12 billion and have a track record of delivering innovative, large-scale PFI and PPP transactions. We act for sponsors, public sector clients, contractors, equity investors and debt financiers, and are familiar with the concerns and objectives of all the participants in these projects.

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Baker Thompson Associates

Baker Thompson Associates Ltd provides in-depth training for EAs, PAs, secretaries and receptionists, who are the first contact clients have with a business. Baker Thompson Associates Limited can ensure that:

  • they will give a professional first impression and reinforce this with their excellent skills;
  • they will be able to deal politely and effectively with visitors, clients and callers;
  • they manage their career progression and consequently enhance their value to your company. 

Heather Baker and her associates are all experienced and enthusiastic trainers with the ability to coach and motivate employees. The trainers' experience, energy, enthusiasm and excellent presentation skills make them popular and successful, whether the subject be IT applications, speedwriting, reception skills or individual secretarial coaching.   

Heather had over 20 years' experience as a secretary and PA before setting up the company in 2000. She worked for ICI Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca) and Hewlett Packard, spent five years in France working for the Commercial Director of Cognac Hine and then 10 years with Granada Media working up to PA to the managing director, commuting regularly between their offices in Manchester and London. Heather is an Institute of IT Trainers' Certified Training Practitioner, holds a Manchester University Certificate of Education and a Paris Chamber of Commerce bilingual secretarial diploma. She also has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming.

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