Founding director steps down from property consultancy board

Martin Ward

Leicestershire based specialist land development and property consultancy, Mather Jamie has revealed that one of its founding directors Martin Ward, has stepped down from the company’s board.

Ward was one of the founders of the company in 1991, and has sold his remaining shares to fellow directors Rob Cole and Andrew Bamber over recent years. Since then, he has relinquished responsibility for business operations but continued managing his client portfolio.

He will remain a director of the company. The Mather Jamie management board now comprises Robert Cole, Andrew Bamber, Alex Reid and Gary Owens.

Whilst Ward has stepped down from his managerial responsibilities, he will continue to focus on the completion of a number of deals that are in the pipeline for his long standing clients, including his work on the sustainable urban extension at New Lubbesthorpe on behalf of the Drummond Trust, and advising the Harpur Crewe Estate on short and medium term residential and commercial development south of Derby, including Infinity Park and Infinity Park Garden Village.

In February 2021, Mather Jamie announced four new senior promotions when Gary Owens and Amy Biddell were promoted to director, Gary Kirk to senior associate director and Hamish Byers to associate director.

Ward said: “Whilst I may no longer be the first person in and the last person to leave the office, I will continue to work for clients and enjoy passing on my knowledge and expertise to the next generation. I plan to work hybridly and will flex my hours to suit the needs of clients and my other personal interests and hobbies. Rest assured, my retirement is still very far away as I am just far too busy and committed to my clients.”