The national property consultancy, Bruton Knowles has opened its first London branch as part of a South-East expansion plan.
Founded in Gloucestershire in 1892, Bruton Knowles is an independently owned consultancy that currently operates 13 offices across the UK.
The new London expansion has seen the firm gather specialists from their existing teams as well as new recruits, in order to better serve their clients in the capital.
James Bailey, the Managing Partner at Bruton Knowles, comments: “This new move has always been time-critical for us. We wanted to be absolutely sure that we had the right personnel in place to launch the London business as the client portfolio demands a very specific skill set and an uncompromising need for mature and informed consultancy services. This is the optimum time for us, and Bruton Knowles is able to respond quickly to the opportunity.
“For those clients, particularly across the utility and infrastructure sectors, headquartered in London & the south, it has become more vital that we are present and have a centre in the region.”
Leading the London office will be Senior Associate, Kimberley Turner, a 2012 Northumbria University graduate and former Colliers International Associate Director. Beginning her career in Grainger, Kimberley later became an Associate Director and RICS Registered Valuation Surveyor at Christie & Co, before joining Colliers.
Kimberley’s move to Burton Knowles comes as the business continues to build a reputation for winning major projects such as HS2 and Thames Water Tideway.
Commenting on her appointment, Kimberley said: “I am really keen to set out a more visible storefront for Bruton Knowles in London. The business has an exceptionally exciting 12 months planned, and we hope to share more news soon, but in the meantime, we are keen to open our doors and start up conversations with those that have been eager to see us make this move.
“‘We’ll also be looking to expand the team quickly, so ‘we’re already on the hunt for those with the energy, drive and enthusiasm to deliver the Bruton Knowles vision.”
The founding London Bruton Knowles team is also comprised of Guy Emmerson, Partner and Public Sector and Blue Light expert; Nigel Billingsley, Partner and Compensation & Infrastructure expert; Ian Pitt, Partner and Valuation Faculty Head with Anne Williams, Finance Partner.
Featured Image: (left to right at back) Ian Pitt, Guy Emmerson, Nigel Billingsley. (Right to left at front) – James Bailey (Managing Partner;) Kimberley Turner and Anne Williams.