People: CBRE appoints head of industrial agency; Further growth for engineering practice; and more

Craig Herrick, Martin Guest, Peter Monks and Melissa Wase-Rogers.

CBRE has appointed a new director to head up its industrial and logistics team in Birmingham.

Peter Monks has joined the property consultancy from Colliers International where he was a director in the industrial agency team for more than five years. Prior to that, he worked at BNP Paribas Real Estate from 2006 to 2014.

Monks has returned to CBRE after more than 13 years, having trained as a graduate surveyor at the firm back in 2004.

He brings a wealth of experience in the sector and will work with fellow director Melissa Wase-Rogers and Craig Herrick in the Birmingham office, along with colleagues in London and across the UK.

Hesaid: “Having cut my teeth as a graduate at CBRE it’s great to be returning to the firm where my career first began. CBRE’s industrial and logistics team is a market leader in the West Midlands, having advised on numerous key transactions in the region, as well as being instructed on some of the Midlands’ premier schemes.

“I’m excited to be back advising clients and growing the team further.”

Martin Guest, CBRE Birmingham managing director, said: “It’s great to welcome back Peter to strengthen the industrial agency team. Peter’s a highly respected industrial agent with a strong track record across the Midlands and he will be an extremely valuable asset to the firm.”


Building Services Design (BSD) has grown to a team of 12 following the appointment of electrical engineer Nathan Johnstone.

Johnstone brings 15 years’ experience to the national engineering practice, having worked across the West Midlands both contractor and consultancy side.

“I’m delighted to have joined BSD’s growing electrical engineering team at the Fort Dunlop office and look forward to strengthening the established practice’s engineering offering,” he said.

“I have both practical and design experience, meaning that I know how to keep projects on time and within given cost parameters – creatively approaching briefs to deliver buildings which are energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing.

“I’m looking forward to progressing the BLOC Hotel scheme at Grand Central and assisting the team with a number of store redesigns for a large supermarket chain.”

BSD has eight UK offices, employing more than 70 mechanical and electrical engineers, who work across numerous sectors including commercial office spaces, residential, leisure and education.

Joel Sawyer, director at BSD said: “Nathan’s appointment has come at a good time for us, as we continue to expand our offering and develop the team’s specialisms.

“As well as the BLOC Hotel scheme, the Birmingham office is also working on the multi-million-pound Freeman’s Common Student Village in the East Midlands, which, when complete, will house 1,200 students.

“I’d like to wish Nathan the best of luck in his new role and look forward to working closely with him on our varied portfolio of projects across the region – and the country.”


Enforcement agency Bristow & Sutor has made a series of strategic appointments to its senior leadership team, strengthening its technology, HR and sales divisions.

The Redditch headquartered business has appointed Paul Lillico as chief technology officer, Jodie Bromley as group HR director and Simon Hunt as head of sales.

Andrew Rose, chief executive of Bristow & Sutor, said: “The appointment of Paul, Jodie and Simon is a huge win for the business and will really help our ambitious growth plans. When we laid out the ambitious growth plan for Bristow & Sutor, we knew that we needed the right people to drive forward the changes we are looking to make and develop them into a reality. All three of the new recruits will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table and add great strength to our highly regarded team.

“Our growth plans are strongly focused on transforming the debt collection and enforcement sector into an industry that is characterised by high standards of ethics and professionalism, and these three new recruits will be crucial in helping our team achieve this vision.”