Law firm Ashton KCJ advises on sale of kitchen appliances distributor Beam Group

Mark Whittaker of Ashton KCJ

Mark Whittaker of Ashton KCJ - Credit: Archant

Regional law firm Ashton KCJ has advised the shareholders of Beam Group over its sale to an major distribution company, for an undisclosed sum,

Beam, a leading distributor of premium small electrical kitchen appliances, is based at Swavesey in Cambridgeshire.

The Ashton KCJ team was led by corporate partner Mark Whittaker with assistance from LeAnne Gilmore-Dean (corporate), Ron Clare (commercial property) and Claire Sleep (employment).

David Speet, managing director of Beam Group, said: “Mark and his team enabled us to complete the sale in record time. We had complete peace of mind knowing that a member of the Ashton KCJ team was always available to advise on specific issues.”

Mark Whittaker said: “It was a pleasure working with David and Helen at Beam to help them achieve a fantastic result in a very short space of time.

“From the moment we were instructed, to completion of the sale was achieved in a little over five weeks. It was great that the team here were able to respond so quickly and deliver a smooth transaction in such a quick turn around. This is a real testament to the willingness of everybody to get stuck-in.”

He added: “This deal represents another significant corporate transaction for the team in 2014/15 and is a real pat on the back for all the hard work put in by everybody over the last 12 to18 months.”

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Ashton KCJ, which employs 300 people at offices in Ipswich, Cambridge, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe and Thetford, said the purchaser of Beam wished to remain anonymous.