Built environment advisory firm launched

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GenNorth, a new Leeds-based advisory firm focusing on the property and construction industry, has launched, with a focus on helping firms respond to a post-Covid world and deliver on the Government’s levelling-up agenda.

Founded by Richard Shaw, who has held senior positions in globally respected advisory firms, the business will initially be working primarily across Yorkshire and the North East.

It will concentrate its efforts on three service areas: Advisory; Programme and Project Management; and Workplace Consultancy.

The business already has a raft of well-known clients in the built-environment sector.

Capitalising on calls to address the North/South divide, and with signs of additional funding streams for initiatives in healthcare, college and school buildings, town centre regeneration, infrastructure projects and landmark developments, it will help organisations overcome economic and structural hurdles in handling the challenge.

Shaw said: “The built-environment sector is changing at a speed never seen before. Nowhere is this exemplified better than in The North, where the opportunities are huge and the demand for investment is gathering pace.

“Addressing inequalities and the impact our society has on the environment is a challenge of our times, and both private and public sector organisations are starting to grasp the nettle.

“We are a socially conscientious business, focused on people and generating opportunities through the built-environment.

“We’re ambitious, and our prior experience places the business well to support clean growth and help effect real change right across the asset lifecycle.

“We’ll look to embed our expertise and work collaboratively with a range of sector-leading and likeminded businesses, to help deliver results and deliver value.”

In addition to access to a broad associate network number of specialists in complementary disciplines, GenNorth is seeking to grow quickly and is actively seeking forward thinking, socially conscious consultants to both strengthen and broaden its team.