North West Is Key Focus Of Growth Plans

Group News

Location: North West

The North West remains a key focus of Pegasus Group’s growth plans who in just 12 months have increased the regional team by 70%.

This month, Simon Britt has been appointed Principal Heritage Consultant to the Manchester office with a remit to strengthen the firm’s national heritage services.

Other recent new starters include GIS specialist Jonathan Craig, planner Ann Daniels and graduate planner Georgina Southwell to the Liverpool office, and graduate planner Eleanor Rawsthorne in Manchester.

Executive Director Sebastian Tibenham, who was responsible for setting up the Manchester office when he joined Pegasus in 2010, said: “Our continued expansion in the North West, almost doubling in size in just 12 months, demonstrates a real confidence in the region thanks in part to an increase in new instructions.

“Our investment and growth is testament to the economic importance of both Manchester and Liverpool and we look forward to continuing to offer the very best quality and range of services to clients.”

Simon Britt graduated from the University of Leicester in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Archaeology followed by a Post Grad diploma in Urban and Regional Planning. He joins Pegasus Group from Bassetlaw District Council where he was Principal Conservation Officer.

Jonathan Craig is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist, taken on to support and enhance the economics team. GIS is a computer-based method for collecting, managing, analysing, modelling and presenting geographic or spatial data.

Ann Daniels has a Master’s degree in town planning and joins Pegasus Group from Rapleys, while Georgina Southwell and Eleanor Rawsthorne are on year-long planning placements while they complete their four-year degrees in MPlan Town and Regional Planning at University of Liverpool.

The Liverpool office opened in 2016, but due to an increased demand for planning services, re-located to larger premises in June last year in order to accommodate the growing team. The Liverpool team is led by Regional Director, Neil Culkin who joined Pegasus Group in 2016 to set up the Liverpool office. Neil provides a reliable and extensive service covering the whole North West in particular Merseyside, Cheshire and the North and Mid-Wales.

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