Management Team

Our management team is made up of the six founding partners all of which offer their time and advice on a pro-bono basis.

David Gill – Chairman

David is a former partner and now a consultant at Moore and Smalley, which has its head office in Winckley Square. Moore and Smalley is one of the UK’s top 50 accountancy and business advisory firms employing over 200 staff. Moore and Smalley has been based in and around Winckley Square for over 125 years. David’s role with the WSCIC is vision, governance, partner liaison and finance.

Simon Turner – Director

Simon is managing director of Freshfield, based on Winckley Square, one of the region’s most highly respected PR and marketing communications consultancies. In addition to vision and strategy, Simon is responsible for local authority liaison, PR and partner engagement.

John Chesworth – Director

John is managing partner of Harrison Drury, a niche commercial law firm based in Preston. John is no stranger to the Square with his parents residing at the heart of the city’s conservation district, just a stone’s throw away from Winckley Square. John’s primary roles with the WSCIC are compliance, commercial engagement and property law matters.

Mark Clarkson – Director

Mark is partner at Eckersley & Co, a commercial property consultancy based on Starkie Street, on the edge of Winckley Square.  Mark brings to WSCIC a vast knowledge of the property arena and his role involves advising on regeneration, planning and general property matters.

Mick Goode – Director

Mick is a director of award-winning Lancashire architects, Croft Goode, and also president of the North Lancashire Society of Architects. Mick has decades of experience in public realm design and architecture. Mick’s focus for the WSCIC is public consultation, local authority liaison and design.

Richard McDowell – Director

Richard McDowell is a partner at regional law firm Napthens, which is headquartered in Winckley Square. Napthens provides legal services to businesses and individuals, employing 200 staff including 29 Partners in offices including Blackburn, Chorley and the Fylde. Richard’s role includes land ownership, community liaison and property law matters.

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