Property people: AspinallVerdi and P+HS Architects

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Property regeneration consultants AspinallVerdi have boosted the team at its head office in Leeds with the appointment of Helen Reardon as an associate director.

Having spent two years with the firm as a senior consultant, Reardon left to devote the past six years to teaching BSc and MSc Real Estate students at Sheffield Hallam University.

She also has more than 10 years of consultancy experience in planning, development and regeneration at firms including Ekosgen, GVA (Avison Young) and King Sturge.

Founded in 2009 by chairman Atam Verdi and managing director Ben Aspinall, the independent provider of property regeneration consultancy to clients in the public and private sectors now has a workforce of 24 at its headquarters in Leeds and regional offices in Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and London.

Reardon said: “I’m really excited to be back at AspinallVerdi following my time at Sheffield Hallam University.

“It was great to meet the full team at an away day recently and see how much the company has grown.

“I look forward to working with such a diverse group of people in practice while continuing to maintain links with academia.”

Also joining AspinallVerdi are Hayley Miles as an associate director in the firm’s Birmingham office serving the Midlands and Alsadair Ritchie as a consultant with its office in Newcastle-upon-Tyne covering the North East.

Chairman Atam Verdi said: “As we emerge from the unique challenges posed by the pandemic with a growing client base and strong prospects for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022, we’re able to welcome Helen back to AspinallVerdi and to make other key appointments across our network of offices.

“Ben and I regard them all as invaluable and experienced additions to our growing team as we continue to provide best-in-class levels of service to our clients in the public and private sectors.”


Steve Jordison

An architectural practice with offices in Yorkshire and Newcastle has announced key appointments.

Promoting two respected and longstanding employees to senior positions, P+HS Architects has welcomed Steve Jordison to the role of associate and James Gordon to the post of associate director.

In more than 20 years at P+HS, Jordison has delivered numerous housing schemes and is the practice’s go-to man for his outstanding knowledge on technical issues and all things residential.

He will continue to head technical delivery for P+HS Architects’ residential clients, ensuring consistent high quality.

In addition, he will lead on developing the shape and efficiency of the practice’s technical delivery, whilst continuing to mentor many of its rising technical stars across the offices.

Gordon was one of P+HS Architects’ early employees at its first Leeds office in 2004 progressing to become a senior architect and in 2012 an associate.

He has been instrumental in the design and delivery of many of P+HS’s most successful acute healthcare projects and as a Healthcare Lead, regularly represents the practice at conferences.

He also leads on QA and is a key member of the P+HS sustainability group, overseeing the practice’s response to the climate emergency.

Now, as associate director he will support the practice at board level, providing a positive influence to help shape P+HS in the years ahead.

Chris Dennis and James Gordon

Managing director Chris Dennis said: “The practice has been running successfully for 37 years now.

“During that time, we have planned strategically for growth in line with our successful project work in the healthcare and residential sectors and seen our staff grow and go from strength to strength as they continue to deliver outstanding work that enhances lives.

“The business has continued to perform well throughout the challenging and unprecedented 18 months.

“From one office and a handful of staff back in 1984, we now have three successful and sustainable offices through planned growth and a staff of over 80.

“Steve and James’s appointments will further strengthen the organisation as we look ahead to future success.”