Our Culture

We operate as a community of individuals and teach a skilled multi-disciplinary, sector-led and collaborative way of working. This approach ensures each project receives the commercial and sustainable advice our clients are looking for.

Why do we work like that? To create inspiring places to live, work, communicate and connect. We care about legacy, partnerships and people. Advising clients with complex planning and development challenges.

As a collaborative team, we understand that our reputation isn’t solely built on our exceptional talent, but also on upholding the highest ethical standards in all our business endeavors. That’s why we are dedicated to acknowledging and addressing aspects related to skills and diversity, prioritising the well-being of our team members, and safeguarding our environment. Our goal is to cultivate thriving, inclusive environments that foster both professional growth and personal fulfillment.


  • create an environment where people can always prioritise their wellbeing;
  • offer competitive benefits that support our people and their work/life balance and interests; and
  • deliver a learning and development programme to promote and maintain the priority of wellbeing and mental health.


  • commit to delivering healthy places;
  • ensure involvement in influential government and private sector networks to encourage debate and change; and
  • ensure to support and maintain the education of “green” schemes and assets across the UK.

a message from Rob Bower, our Managing Partner

“What sets us apart is the commerciality of our planning and development advice and the genuine and valued commitment of our partnership to our clients.

Clients often comment on the unique culture and strength of relationships we have with them…and that’s a difficult characteristic to bottle.

We bring together some of the brightest minds in the industry and we take the time and money to grow, invest and nurture that talent in the same way we do with the projects and long-standing relationships with our clients. We constantly encourage collaboration, new ideas and creativity.

It works because we care – we are a true partnership. We work as a team. As one firm. And we offer individuals who join us the opportunity to be part of something bigger.

Any firm can say they’re ‘excellent’ or that they put their ‘clients first’ – we just example it every day and that’s why many of our clients and people stay with us.”

ME100 Awards

As part of our culture, we love celebrating our successes. A great example was for our 100-year anniversary in 2021, where we launched The ME100 Awards – a programme that will invest in two budding property sector entrepreneurs, giving them the partnership’s sponsorship and support for one financial year as they build their ideas and develop their businesses.

Read all about it HERE.