Richard Thorpe and Mark Richards have been promoted to equity partners

Ridge has appointed two new equity partners.

Mark Richards (pictured left) and Richard Thorpe (right) were promoted to the role this month, with both having been at the firm for well over a decade.

Richards joined Ridge in 1987 and having started in an entry-level role at the firm, he now leads its cost management team in the Oxford office.

Thorpe joined the practice in 2000 and has particular experience in overseas schemes, working for Ridge’s current Foreign and Commonwealth Office framework, delivering projects and consultancy services worldwide.

Ridge said the appointments show its “commitment” to creating “successful career paths” for its employees.