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Ryden Project and Building Consultancy promotes key staff and reports significant growth

13th June 2019

Ryden continues its commitment to clients by reinforcing its Project and Building Consultancy Business Group with the promotion of key staff across the UK, after reporting significant growth within the business area.

Alan Booth, part of the Project Management team based in Glasgow, has been made Partner; and Mark Friars (Edinburgh office), Ross Murray (Aberdeen office), and Dan Smith (Leeds office), all based within the firm’s Building Consultancy area, have been promoted to Associate.

Andrew Cliff, Head of Project and Building Consultancy for Ryden, commented:

“Alan Booth’s promotion to Partner reflects his hard work and also the scale and scope of major projects that our Project Managers are currently involved with.

Promotions in other offices show the depth of talent we have within the business, and I am very pleased that Mark Friars, Ross Murray and Dan Smith, have been recognised for their efforts as well.”

All of these promotions plus the recent recruitment of Ian Spencer as a Partner in Manchester provides Ryden with the ability to offer clients specialist Project Management and Building Consultancy services across the UK from our offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Ryden’s approach to Project and Building Consultancy is focused on providing quality advice. Through our people the technical service levels delivered combined with the wider commercial Real Estate knowledge of our colleagues produce the end results our clients require.

Our professionals have experience in all sectors of the market, including offices, industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, hotel, residential, health, sport, education and retail.

Our specialist Project Managers are actively delivering major schemes in a variety of sectors across the UK currently totalling over 1,000,000 sqft of commercial property.

In addition, our Building Surveyors have successfully delivered a national instruction to advise investors on the purchases of existing veterinary surgeries, resulting in survey inspections of over 300 practices across the whole of the UK.

Ryden have also advised on an external repair and decoration scheme to a 16 storey hotel and residential tower on Brighton Seafront for Kew Green Hotels.

Andrew Cliff added:

“As a result of our breadth of service levels and UK coverage over the last few years the Project & Building Consultancy Group has more than doubled its fee turnover. I am confident that these promotions will reinforce and develop our ability to offer the best service to our clients across the UK.”

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Andrew Cliff

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the construction and engineering field. He started his career as a Mechanical and Engineering Draughtsman before joining Carter Jonas in 1989 when he transferred those skills to the Architectural drawing board. During that period he studied the College of Estate Management Diploma in Building Surveying . He is now a Chartered Building Surveyor and a Fellow Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

He joined Ryden in 1999 and is Head of Ryden’s Project & Building Consultancy Group across the UK.

Andrew is based in our Leeds and London offices and provides development consultancy, building surveying and project management services to clients across the UK with specialist sectoral experience in hotels, offices and industrial property.

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