People on the Move: CBRE; Lambert Smith Hampton; SES Engineering Services; Redrow

From left: William Atherton, James Berry, Francis Hill, Dan Margolis, Megan Hanney, Jennifer Craig
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CBRE Manchester has welcomed its latest influx of emerging talent with five new graduates and an apprentice joining across its service lines in the North West to support its growing teams and bring fresh ideas and inspiration.

Megan Hanney joins the office agency team, Dan Margolis joins commercial valuation, James Berry joins the industrial agency team, Jennifer Craig joins building consultancy and Francis Hill joins the planning and development team.

Will Atherton has also been recruited as a new apprentice within the residential valuation team.

The new graduate intake is reflective of CBRE’s ongoing success and leading market position, the firm says, which continues to attract new talent to the industry.

CBRE says it recruits graduates who are passionate about property, but who also possess the academic edge and specialist knowledge to help take the business to the next level.

John Ogden, executive director and managing director of CBRE’s North West business said: “We’re delighted to welcome this year’s intake of talented and enthusiastic graduates and a new apprentice to our North West teams. We look forward to nurturing their creativity and helping them to thrive and grow with us through our extensive support programmes.”


Highly-experienced property and asset manager Anne Baker has joined Lambert Smith Hampton.

Formerly a partner at King Sturge in Manchester, Baker joins the LSH Manchester team following a career break and will be responsible for regional service delivery on behalf of the firm’s national clients.

Anne Baker

She has worked on many complex and high profile projects across the North West during her career, including the set-up of 3 and 4 Hardman Square in Spinningfields, the management of 100 and 101 Barbirolli Square, and Charter Walk shopping centre in Burnley.

Paul Jolley, head of property and asset management at Lambert Smith Hampton, said: “Anne is an incredibly talented operator who will bring a wealth of experience for our clients.

“Working closely with owners and occupiers, Anne will be able to help us devise and deliver detailed management regimes that truly add value to our service proposition.”

Speaking of her appointment, Baker said: “LSH has a deserved reputation for leading the market in so many areas of property advisory and is instructed on properties spanning a wide range of leisure, commercial and mixed use assets.

“I’m really excited to start working with our new and existing clients and finding ways to help them enhance their management service and maximise income and retention.”


National engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has announced a key appointment in the North West office, as the business continues to win new contracts across the region.

Paul Beaumont has been appointed as SES’s operations director for the region and will use his extensive industry knowledge and experience to spearhead the businesses detailed plans for further growth in the North West.

This latest senior appointment comes less than 12 months after SES signed a 10-year lease to occupy larger premises at The Royals, Altrincham, and is another indicator of its commitment to the area, it says.

Paul Beaumont, left, and Glen Hardman

With an annual turnover of £25m, SES is currently working on major schemes including Building 9, Circle Square, an 18-storey student accommodation block, and Phase Two of Vision Tameside, a landmark advanced skills and public services centre for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Tameside College.

Joining operations manager Glen Hardman and the team currently based in Manchester, Steve Joyce, SES’s business director North and Scotland, said of Paul’s new role and responsibilities: “As a leading provider of innovative building services solutions, SES continues to secure new and repeat business across the North West.

“The Manchester office is well structured to meet current and increasing turnover levels and Paul’s remit is to work closely with Glen to support him and his well-established team to add to our growing portfolio of major projects that we are presently working on.

“SES prides itself on its forward-thinking approach and ability to support clients working across a wide range of sectors, to deliver buildings that exceed expectations.”


Two new graduates at Redrow Homes in Daresbury, Cheshire, are further evidence of the housebuilder’s commitment to training and career development, it says.

Greg Campbell, 23, from Chester, has joined the developer’s rotational graduate programme, which will see him spend time in a number of different departments over a two-year training period.

Having graduated in Sports Science and Business Studies from Loughborough University, Greg said: “It was getting exposed to all the areas of work which really appealed to me. Construction was always something I had an interest in, but I wasn’t sure which path I wanted to follow. Hopefully it will become clear to me.”

The second newcomer is Jack Bennion, 22, from Frodsham. He’s on a bespoke graduate scheme, working within the design and technical team with a focus on design. Jack graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc (H) in architectural technology.

He said: “I had worked on placement with Redrow and enjoyed that so much I wanted to come back. It is a good company to work for and has a proven reputation for training and for encouraging and helping you to achieve your goals.”

The experience of other trainees like Gabriella Agnello, Christy Chadwick and Sarah Lewis at the Redrow Homes (NW) divisional headquarters should further support their ambitions.

Greg Campbell and Jack Bennion (front left and right), Sarah Lewis, Gabriella Agnello, Christy Chadwick (rear)

Gabriella, 23, from Stalybridge joined the rotational programme last year after studying geography at the University of Manchester and has decided to focus her time in the commercial, construction and land areas of the company in her second year.

University of Cambridge graduate Christy Chadwick, 22, from Leigh, is in her second year after graduating in geography and starting the rotational graduate programme in September 2017.

Proving that Redrow’s training can be adapted to suit, Sarah Lewis, 22, from Wrexham, was initially on a rotational scheme within Redrow’s Lancashire division, but transferred to Daresbury as a land graduate after nine months, halving her commute.

Paul Moore, managing director for Redrow Homes (NW), which builds homes throughout Cheshire and parts of Merseyside, Greater Manchester and North Wales, said: “It is tremendous to see young people coming into Redrow, watching them learn and, ultimately, thrive.

“There’s a real sense of achievement on our part to be able to offer these opportunities for young people and, of course, they’re not the only ones who gain from this.

“In demanding a high standard and supporting them to achieve it, we get a workforce which is able to offer the quality we need, and employees who are loyal and committed.”