A SOLICITOR based in Penzance has been promoted to head of department at law firm Coodes just six months after relocating from London.
When she worked at international law firm SJ Berwin Helen Willett worked on a £1.8 billion property deal.
Now Helen, who divided her time between Coodes' Penzance and Truro offices, has been named head of commercial property at the firm.
This means she will also cover the firm's other five locations, at St Austell, Liskeard, Launceston, Newquay and Holsworthy.
Alistair Whyte, a partner at Coodes, said: "The past six months have seen a great deal of success for the commercial property team.
"We've got a strong and growing team in place and Helen's promotion will further add to this."
Helen said: "I'm looking forward to the challenge of being head of the commercial property department.
"The past six months have been busy and successful and it's great to be part of a strong team. There's a huge amount of experience and that will help us achieve further growth.
"It was a big step leaving London but it's been made easier by the fact Coodes has a strong sense of its own identity and is committed to Cornwall and Devon.
"I'm also enjoying working closely with commercial property agents, accountants, developers and investors."