On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Chris Miller-Jones

Nottingham-based BWB Consulting has hired Chris Miller-Jones as director of sustainability.

He joins the CAF-owned engineering consultancy with a brief to offer a sustainable asset management service to clients and drive the company’s own net zero pathway.

His appointment comes only a month after BWB revealed it has recruited the former head of Capita’s infrastructure business, Graham Sant, as an executive director.

Miller-Jones’ appointment follows his return to the UK after a two-and-a-half year stint with Arcadis in Boston, USA, and this is his second spell with BWB.

He said: “Sustainability is one of the fastest-accelerating trends impacting on the built environment as the industry responds to the UK government’s pledge to be net zero by 2050. The same applies to digitalisation, where we have developed our own data platform to complement industry-standard tools.

“Government has ground to make up as it seeks to get on track with some ambitious carbon reduction targets, and people’s expectations about sustainable living will drive societal change as we emerge from the pandemic.

“Both of these trends have huge implications for current and future development, across supply chains and throughout asset lifecycles. But they also bring huge opportunities and BWB is well-placed to support clients by helping them develop and deliver compelling net zero propositions which embrace these sustainability challenges and unlock long-term benefits.”

Steve Wooler, BWB’s CEO, added: “Markets remain challenging right now, but we’re aiming to be in pole position to exploit new opportunities with clients that will help underpin our future growth. That’s why we’re investing heavily in expertise.

“Chris has a passion for maximising the multi-faceted opportunities that truly sustainable development creates and a track record of assisting major clients delivering challenging projects. He also understands BWB’s ethos – to create value by being agile in both thought and action, innovative in approach and client-centric in delivery.”

Marcus Phayer

Tritax Symmetry has announced the appointment of Marcus Phayer as the company’s new associate development director in its Northampton office.

Phayer joins Tritax Symmetry from Graftongate where he held the position of development manager. His past projects focused on industrial and distribution units on major logistics sites across the country including Fradley Park in Lichfield and Leicester Distribution Park. Prior to Graftongate, he worked with global agencies including CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ.

At Tritax Symmetry, Phayer will be involved in the Symmetry Park schemes in Bicester, Biggleswade and Gloucester.

Richard Bowen, managing director at Tritax Symmetry, said: “As our development portfolio continues to grow to meet the insatiable demand for distribution space, we are looking to bring highly talented individuals to drive forward new logistics sites. Marcus has accrued in-depth experience in our field and we look forward to welcoming him on board.”

Tritax Symmetry is the dedicated logistics developer of Tritax Big Box REIT.