Tributes have been paid to a well-respected figure in Chester’s business community.
Law firm Aaron & Partners announced the sudden death of their CEO Andy Duxbury on their website.
Mr Duxbury had been chief executive since 2006 and was made a partner in the firm in 2011.
He was also the chair of Cheshire Professionals, a member of Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Partnership’s Business Growth Strategy Board and a member of Cheshire Business Leaders.
Instrumental in firm's success
In a statement, Aaron & Partners said: “The partners and staff of Aaron & Partners are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Andy Duxbury.
“Our thoughts at this time are obviously with his family.
“Andy has been Aaron & Partners’ Chief Executive since 2006 and has played a key role in establishing the firm as one of the most successful and respected of its kind in the Northwest.
“He will be greatly missed.”
Prior to his career with Aaron and Partners, Mr Duxbury held a variety of marketing and development roles in the pharmaceuticals, car rental and motoring services industries.
Members of the local business community have taken to social media to express their condolences.
CEO and founder of Chester’s Clicky Media tweeted: “Very sad & shocked to hear of the death of @AndyDuxbury. My thoughts are with his family.”
Scott Hadden, business development and marketing manager at Glaisyers Solicitors, described Mr Duxbury as a ‘genuinely lovely man and a great mentor’.
Head of partnerships at Marketing Cheshire Nick Brown wrote: “This is terribly sad and all our thoughts are with his family and colleagues. Cheshire will miss him.”
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