Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has appointed Stuart Natkus as partner.
In his former role as planning director, Stuart has delivered many high profile planning projects across the North East and Yorkshire, including the regeneration of the former Tetley Brewery site in Leeds, the growth of Harrogate Spring Water and Maltkiln Village.
He has helped to deliver thousands of new homes and significant commercial developments across the regions.
Stuart, who has worked for Barton Willmore for more than ten years, said: “This is a really exciting time to be a planner in the North East and Yorkshire. With so many challenges and opportunities for developers, our expertise is invaluable.
“I’m really proud to have played a part in the regeneration and growth of our regions in my career so far and, I’m looking forward to continuing that role as partner, with my brilliant Barton Willmore colleagues.
“The consultancy is on a very strong footing for growth, with market-leading in-house knowledge, a varied client base and a healthy pipeline of projects.”
Stuart joins other partners across Barton Willmore’s business, which was established in 1936 and has since grown to become the UK’s largest planning and design consultancy.
That includes existing partner James Hall, who works across the North East and Yorkshire regions.
James said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Stuart joins me as partner. His passion, enthusiasm and insight are driving forces of Barton Willmore and have helped us deliver outstanding outcomes for clients time and time again.
“Stuart’s hard work and tenacity is an inspiration to all the team here.”
Stuart’s appointment is part of a wider round of promotions owing to Barton Willmore’s continued growth. Four other new partners include: Greg Dickson, Colin Lavety, Barry Williams, and Lucy Wood.
Alongside the new partners, there has been a host of new promotions including four new directors – part of a round of advancement that aims to support the breadth of talent across the business’ planning and design teams.