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Prior to working at Aaron & Partners, Debbie was a Senior Manager at Lloyds Banking Group for a number of years and has also held management positions in NatWest and RBS.

Debbie has a first-class honours degree in Business Studies, and has recently attained distinctions in the GDL, the LPC and in a Master of Sciences in Law, Business and Management at the University of Law in Chester.

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We have had a ten year working relationship with Aaron & Partners. They assisted us with a management buyout so when we wanted to make our first acquisition, we turned to them again. I was introduced to Debbie Dugdale for the acquisition of MTM Engineering & Moulding Ltd in 2022. Debbie was fantastic to deal with from the outset; very professional and knowledgeable. She set our completion expectations early on without over promising anything. She is open, honest, professional and reliable. We quickly developed a great working relationship. It's always stressful to get an acquisition over the line with the many interested parties from both sides of the deal having an input into the process and the potential delays that brings. It was great to know I could trust that Debbie was on top of everything; managing the project to completion. She was always contactable if I needed to clarify anything or have an update on progress. I have no hesitation in recommending Debbie and Aaron & Partners and I look forward to working with them in the near future. Personally, I wouldn't use anyone else!
Peter Harrop – Finance Director - AUT
I had already worked closely with Clive Pointon and Laura Gandy at Aaron and Partners on personal legal matters, so when I needed assistance with an alleged copyright infringement by my business, I turned to them again for help. I wanted the issue to be resolved quickly and the solution to be watertight to protect my business. I was advised that I needed expert legal help from someone in the Corporate Commercial team and I was introduced to Debbie Dugdale whom I worked closely with. I was really glad of her help! She talked me through all the options available to me, cutting out all the legal jargon and assured me that the issue would be resolved in a timely, cost effective manner. Debbie was very knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. I knew I was in great hands! She worked hard to resolve my business issues and I was very impressed by her. In fact, I’ve had a great experience with everyone I’ve worked with at Aaron & Partners, I really do have complete confidence in them and I would not hesitate to work with them again in the future.
Mary Myatt - Owner - Mary Myatt Learning
Aaron & Partners were recommended to us by a business partner back in 2018 and we have been working closely with them on various projects across different departments ever since. I was introduced to Debbie Dugdale when we needed corporate legal advice for a number of projects including procurement contracts, GDPR, website policies and terms and conditions. Debbie has always felt like part of the Ascensio team. She knows our business so we don’t have to start from scratch with every new project. She’s extremely conscientious, always spotting things we haven’t noticed and keeps us compliant. I feel that she genuinely has our best interests at heart; she really is a safe pair of hands! We have a great working relationship with Debbie; she’s very approachable and we always look forward to talking to her. Debbie cuts through all legal jargon and always gives us clear advice; she’s very professional. We have a strong and positive history with Aaron and Partners; it’s very easy to do business with them. They are extremely professional and we are comfortable that they can support our business and deliver everything we need moving forward.
Sian Anderson – Director - Ascensio
We have worked with Aaron & Partners since we became Storyhouse in 2017 and have enjoyed a successful relationship. We were introduced to Debbie Dugdale in 2021 when we needed specific corporate commercial advice to help us progress. We were very impressed with Debbie from the start. As we have no in house legal team, we needed her to be attentive, response and professional; she didn’t let us down! Debbie gave us excellent advice, helping us overcome hurdles and progress things very quickly. She met our Companies House deadlines, dealt effectively with The Charities Commission, updated our Article of Association, assisted us with our terms and conditions and with the appointment of new directors. She was our ‘go to’ legal expert and became part of the Storyhouse team. Debbie was helpful, flexible and kept us up to date at all times. We were particularly impressed with how Debbie cut through all the legal jargon for us, helping us to update our Articles of Association with plain English, making them accessible to all. This is extremely important for a public facing document and it was handled expertly! We have complete confidence in Debbie and are delighted with the service we have received from her and Aaron & Partners. We look forward to working with her again soon.
Ros Thomas – Finance Director, Storeyhouse