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Mark Law, confirmed as the new Executive Chairman of Partridge Fine Arts plc on January 9, told ATG that an opportunity to exhibit at the fair had arisen unexpectedly and he had been delighted to accept the organisers’ offer.

The March 22-28 event at Duke of York Square in Chelsea will give the public and the trade one of the first opportunities to assess the new-look company after shareholders voted in favour of Mr Law’s takeover bid at an extraordinary general meeting on January 9.

Partridge have already booked a large stand for the summer Olympia.

As well as Mr Law’s appointment to the board of the company, other directors confirmed in their appointments are Christopher Jemmett and Rt. Hon. David Mellor. The existing directors have resigned with immediate effect.

Speaking after the meeting, Mark Law said his priority would be to “maximise the potential of the world-famous Partridge brand”.

“I am delighted that the family connection will be retained through John Partridge’s appointment as company President and the new team I am putting in place will greatly benefit the company through strong leadership and a fresh approach to our key markets,” he added.

“Our initial task is to prepare for a major auction at Christie’s in New York in May. I am confident that this will re-affirm Partridge’s well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s leading dealers.

“Our intention is both to continue to serve our existing customers as well as to reach out to a wider audience, by offering pieces such as porcelain and jewellery.”