People: Prime Accountants Group; Cordia UK; Fisher German

A West Midlands accountancy firm is celebrating seven promotions among its team.

Prime Accountants Group, which has offices in Solihull, Birmingham and Coventry, is promoting from within thanks to its continuous investment in training and support for its teams.

Emma Pithouse and Natalija Carlsson have both been promoted to manager from assistant managers, while Joe Laird is also moving up to manager.

Shorif Masu, Jack Holder and Luke Hall have all been promoted to audit and accounts seniors, while Ellie Steanes has taken on a new role in audit and accounts.

In addition to the promotions, Prime has also appointed Rachel Clarke, who will be joining the tax team as a VAT adviser.

Prime director Morgan Davies said: “We’re very proud of the development opportunities we create for our team, and these promotions show how this can generate success. Prime’s wider strategy continues to be one of investing in the skills of the team, as ultimately we are a people business.

“Prime has grown into one of the Midlands’ largest independent firms and we will continue to grow by developing our team into first-class talent, while attracting other great individuals to join us. With the best team, you get the best results, which will enable us to grow and create further opportunities for others.”


Birmingham-based property developer Cordia UK has strengthened its team with a series of promotions and appointments to drive forward its active sites across the region.

András Kárpáti

Driving forward the company’s strategy and delivery, András Kárpáti has been promoted to chief executive officer, following almost three years at Cordia UK in roles as co-CEO and deputy managing director & capital markets director.

Karpati leads Cordia UK’s team of 16 in the delivery of its current and future projects, focused on the Great Hampton Street urban regeneration masterplan but also seeking to acquire new sites for development. He relocated to Birmingham in 2021, having previously worked as International Project Director at Cordia International in Budapest since 2019.

Michael Allen has been promoted to project coordinator from his previous marke to strengthen the projects team research role t. He is currently completing the Chartered Institute of Building Graduate Development Surveyor Programme and is supporting development, strategy and design director, Alexa van Heerden, in the advancement of key projects.

Van Heerden joined the Cordia UK team in 2021 as head of strategy and design, following over two decades in architectural practice in Birmingham. In recognition of her contribution to the organisation’s key developments, she was recently promoted to development, strategy and design director.


A property consultancy has hired two commercial property management professionals with over 30 years of experience between them to grow its influence in and around Birmingham.

Mark Povey and Jose Perez have both joined Fisher German’s commercial property management team, based at its Birmingham office on Colmore Row.

Povey, who joins as a senior associate after property management experience with a range of companies including Cushman & Wakefield, St Modwen, and BT, will work across a mix of key client portfolios.

He will also play an active role in helping graduates settle into the company and improve through a mentoring scheme.

Povey said: “Fisher German’s ambitious growth plans made them an attractive company to join, and its new Birmingham office in Colmore Row was a big draw for me. The firm is in an excellent position to really improve its share of the commercial property
management market in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, and I really wanted to be a part of that growth.

Mark Povey and Jose Perez

“I’m also looking forward to mentoring new graduates who start their careers with Fisher German. I worked my way up through my career in property myself, so I know what it’s like to come in as a young professional without a lot of experience. I’m hopeful I can play a key role in growing the commercial property management team’s influence in and around Birmingham and continuing  to provide a superb service for Fisher German’s clients.”

Jose Perez joins Fisher German as an associate after stints with companies such as JLL and the former DTZ, along with smaller firms.

He will primarily be looking after a wide range of industrial and commercial assets for major Fisher German clients, as well as private clients with smaller portfolios.

He said: “I joined Fisher German because I wanted to get back into working for a bigger firm that has a good presence in Birmingham. Fisher German was always a well-respected name as I progressed through my career, so when the opportunity came up I wanted to take advantage of it. The broad range of clients I’ve worked for, the kinds of portfolios I’ve managed, and my knowledge of the area means I can play a valuable role in growing the commercial property management team’s presence in the Midlands.”




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