Kate takes over from the previous head of office Roger Seaton who served a three-year term in the role.
Kate said: “I am honoured to have been elected to follow Roger as head of office. It is my intention to build on the excellent profile we already have within Somerset and to continue the maintenance and development of key client relationships.
“As a firm we are totally committed to the South West and have grown a strong reputation by working closely with our clients and business partners.
“Since January, the office has experienced a high increase in staff in response to growing demand for our services.”
Kate said: “Winning the awards has not only supported us with our recent expansion, but has helped assist with the growth within our corporate and commercial services across the country, as well as raising staff morale.”