Following its best ever annual results, property consultancy Carter Jonas’ is expanding its Northern planning team with two new graduate recruits at its Harrogate office.
Alison Cheetham joins Carter Jonas after graduating from the University of Leeds this summer with a MSc in sustainability in environmental consultancy and project management. As part of her dissertation, Alison undertook a three month project with Carter Jonas over the summer, producing an internal company guide to large scale solar PV developments.
She also has a BSc Honours in Biology from Newcastle University. Her time will be shared equally between the planning and energy teams at Carter Jonas.
Joshua Brear recently graduated with a Masters degree in planning from Newcastle University. The four year course included a year in industry working as student planning assistant with North Norfolk District Council, gaining hands-on knowledge of the planning system.
Both Alison and Joshua will work within the experienced planning and development teams which provide advice on the delivery of economic, social and environmentally sustainable developments across the country.
David Boulton, head of the Northern planning team, said: “Following our best ever annual results and the continued confidence across the region in the commercial and residential development sectors, we wanted to further strengthen the Northern team and we’re delighted to welcome this calibre of talent into our business.”
Growing confidence and activity in the development sector across Yorkshire, saw the Northern planning team’s turnover increase by 11 per cent in the last financial year, contributing to Carter Jonas’ record turnover of £46.3m million in the financial year ended May 2015. The result was the best financial performance of all Carter Jonas’ planning teams across the firm nationwide.
Carter Jonas has boosted its planning service across the country in the last year with the acquisition of Planning Perspectives LLP. The company now boasts 75 chartered planners and surveyors in Harrogate, Leeds, London, Oxford, and Cambridge.