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New wave of appointments for Turley’s Northern offices

Turley, one of the UK’s leading independent planning consultancies, is further investing in its planning and engagement offer in the North of England with a series of new appointments and promotions across its Leeds and Manchester offices.

The investment by Turley, which is an employee-owned business, comprises the appointment of five new co-owners and four promotions and comes as Turley seeks to capitalise on a positive outlook for the northern regions and growing demand for its broad range of services.

Amongst the new starters in the Manchester office are Felicity Collins as an Associate Director, joining from IBI, Jack Dickinson, Assistant Planner from Ainscough Strategic Land and Adam Buxton, Assistant Planner, moving over from Turley’s engagement team.

In Leeds Dale Greetham has joined as a Senior Planner from Sport England, as well as Katie Purdam in an Assistant Planner role. Samuel Blyth has started as an Engagement Consultant bringing political expertise from his role at The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in Melbourne, Australia; and as a Senior Parliamentary Assistant at Westminster.

Andrew Bickerdike, who has been with Turley since 2007, has been promoted to Director and Anna Relph, Peter Rowe and Lewis Evans have been made Associate Directors.

Commenting on the moves, Stephen Bell, Senior Director at Turley and Head of Planning for the North of England said:

“We fully support the ongoing debate around realising the Northern Powerhouse and the need for greater Government assistance, but the northern core cities in particular are already making great strides, competing not just nationally but internationally.

“The appetite for investing in the main cities of the north shows no signs of abating. Coupled with a continuing strong residential market, the focus of the logistics sector on the north’s transport networks, ongoing educational investment, and exploring the potential of the shale gas resource, there is significant development activity and we are seeing increased demand for our broad planning offer.

“These appointments and well deserved promotions will ensure we continue to provide a first-class and local service across the northern regions”.

4 September 2017