9th April 2021

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Planning and development consultancy Montagu Evans has announced its 2021 promotions.

Five associates have been promoted to the role of Partner:

  • Eleanor Cook (Development & Valuation Consultancy) – who specialises in valuation and consultancy on complex jobs with valuation at their core focussed on the public and third sector. She is deputy head of the firm’s healthcare group.
  • Gareth Fox (Planning) – specialises complex regeneration schemes in inner London and the South East. He is deputy head of the firm’s Central London group.
  • Anna Russell-Smith (Planning) – works with public and private sector clients across London and the South East specialising in healthcare and housing delivery.
  • Paul Surgeon (Rating) – is the northern lead for the dedicated landlord and developer team and specialises in providing strategic business rates advice to large landlord clients in both the public and private sector.
  • David Taylor (Historic Environment & Townscape) – specialist in strategic planning and design matters in relation to development in the historic environment or with sensitive receptors.

In addition, Rosie Adamson (Planning), Jonny Goldstone (CAA), Rachel Lambert (DVCR), Harry Wackett (DVCR), Annie Wilkins (DVCR) and Gregor Wilson (DVCR) have all been promoted to Associate.

Matt Boyd, Harry Charman, Evan Corcoran, Joanna Hayward-Cook, Max King, Hugh Mitchell and Hannah Williams, all from the firm’s DVCR team, have been promoted to Senior Surveyor. Alex Rowley in its Planning team has been promoted to Senior Heritage Adviser.

Rob Bower, Montagu Evans’ Managing Partner, said: “This is our largest cohort of Partner promotions for some time and reflects our commitment, even during challenging circumstances, to investing in the next generation and their professional development. Their skillsets also mean we can offer clients more specialist services within our sector groups as we help to unlock planning and development opportunities nationally.

“It’s really important to our Partnership that people can follow their own career paths here, so  we have focused in the past few years on strengthening career progression alongside other initiatives, making it more transparent and supportive, and offering training in key areas.

“So while we are continuing to recruit senior lateral hires – and are very pleased to announce four new names in the last six months – internal promotions are a particular source of pride and I’m looking forward to seeing what these talented people do next.”

Alongside these promotions, Victoria Boateng and Ben Monks have joined the firm’s rating team and Guy Bransby has taken on the newly-created role of Head of Central London Planning. Neil Worrall joins as Montagu Evans’ new Head of Property Management in May.

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