Kate Westbrook

Partner & Head of Commercial, Thrings Solicitors

Over the past 20+ years, Kate has built a reputation as a trusted voice in business and tech as one of the region’s go-to lawyers for commercial law and contracts, working with a range of businesses, from start-ups to multinational PLCs in helping them achieve their objectives.

Kate has made the South West her home, having first started with Thrings as a trainee in its Swindon office back in 2001. She has been with the firm ever since, qualifying as a solicitor and going on to be made a partner in 2009. As the firm’s Head of Commercial, Kate is renowned for developing long-term relationships with her clients, who see her very much as a part of their team, giving them the tools they need to make sound judgements, with tailored, accurate commercial legal advice.

A long-time supporter of the TBE Awards’ predecessor, The Techies, Kate is excited to continue her involvement as a member of the TBE Award judging team, championing the flourishing organisations across Bath, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, and continuing Thrings’ decade-long association with the The Business Exchange.

She said, “The TBE Awards encapsulate everything I am passionate about in business, showcasing the ground-breaking work of brilliant individuals and organisations across the South West – as well as creating a platform to raise profiles and promote collaboration.

“With such a huge amount of innovation stemming from businesses in our local communities, it is important we do everything we can to encourage and celebrate this. We at Thrings are thrilled to continue our long-running partnership with The Business Exchange and are excited to see the amazing feats recognised in the inaugural awards later this year!”