Leading Northern property consultancy George F. White has made three key appointments at its new Leeds office, supporting the firm’s growth and diversifying its service offering in the city.
The Leeds office was launched earlier this year to meet growing demand in the Yorkshire area. Already, two new specialists have joined the team - Associate Planning Consultant Evelyn Jones and Architectural Technologist Robert Sorren.
Evelyn, originally from Newcastle-under-Lyme, joins the team with a wealth of experience across all sectors of planning, having worked for local authorities in London as well as NHS Property Services and various consultancy roles in both London and Leeds. Evelyn relocated to Yorkshire last year, and in this new role will work closely with clients on planning applications and strategic planning.
Evelyn said: “I’m really pleased to be joining George F. White. In my role it’s a privilege to have a visual impact on places and shape the landscape. Now being based in Leeds, I’m excited to have the opportunity to do this in the city centre, as well as support rural businesses in the surrounding areas. As the current unofficial ‘city of culture’ the spotlight is on Leeds and development within the city is thriving.”
Robert, originally from Bradford, joins George F. White following previous consultancy roles. He has experience working across numerous sectors and specialises in 3D rendering and visualisations, which he will carry into this new role.
Robert said: “George F. White’s versatility drew me to the company. It’s known for its multi-disciplined approach, and as part of this next stage in my career I’m looking forward to working as part of a large team in this way. There’s a lot of opportunity in Leeds, particularly within the residential and commercial markets which I have good experience in.”
George F. White is also creating opportunities for graduates, with Dhakshina Pandurangan, a Graduate Commercial Surveyor, joining the Leeds office alongside Evelyn and Robert. Due to the volume of activity in the Leeds area and the demand for George F. White’s services, the firm is continuing to recruit for a number of new roles including a Graduate Planner.
Richard Garland, Managing Partner at George F. White, added: “We are delighted to welcome Evelyn and Robert to our team, during what is a really exciting period of growth for both the Leeds office and the business as a whole. While the Leeds office is still in its infancy, our plan is for this office to become our Yorkshire hub. We have ambitions for it to expand on the same scale as our Newcastle office, which over the past five years has seen a 500 per cent increase in workforce, due to client demand for a broader range of specialist services under one roof. We see real potential for this scale of growth in Leeds.”