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Ryden names new Partners

8th May 2018

Ryden has announced senior promotions with five new Partners and two new Associates.

Susan Cameron and David Lindsay based in the firm’s Edinburgh office, Gregor Harvie and Tim Jacobsen in Glasgow and Michael Lorimer in Aberdeen were all made Partner with David Moore, Edinburgh, and Rachel Naylor, Aberdeen, becoming Associate.

The promotions are part of the firm’s continuing plan for growth. At the close of 2017 niche Scottish planning consultancy practice Muir Smith Evans merged with Ryden to create a market-leading planning and consultancy team. The firm also opened a third English office in Manchester last summer.

Today’s announcement brings the total number of new Partners appointed in the past year to 10. Ryden now has 43 Partners across its six offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester.  Ryden has also restructured management within its Glasgow office with Ewan Cameron stepping down as Regional Managing Partner to be succeeded by Derek Tillery, who also heads the firms Property Management division.

Bill Duguid, Ryden Managing Partner, said: “These promotions have come from both transactional and non-transactional teams, and are part of our succession planning and investment in Ryden’s future. Many of these individuals have been with us for over a decade, some starting at junior levels. We pride ourselves on offering our people a good career path and recognising the dedication they put into offering clients outstanding service levels.

It also follows what initial (pre audit) year end figures would suggest has been a very good one for the business with turnover up by around 15% overall and over 25% in England, a remarkable achievement given the uncertainties prevailing in many of the markets we operate within and ahead of our own business plan targets.”

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Bill Duguid

Bill is Managing Partner of Ryden. His experience and background is in investment and development, agency and valuation with particular emphasis on office and industrial property.

He is involved in a number of major office and business park developments from initial feasibility through to marketing, letting and selling for clients. He advises on property strategy for major companies and space users and on the procurement of new facilities for relocation and expansion.

More recently he also specialises in working with planners and major land owners and developers in achieving appropriate designation and consent through the Local Plan process for residential and mixed use areas and urban regeneration areas.

Board member: ONE, Scottish Property Federation, SCDI and member of award winning Trinity Group and Burgess of Guild of City of Aberdeen

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