Bidwells business plan sparks recruitment drive

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 22 Jun 2016

Bidwells officePlanning consultancy Bidwells is implementing a new business plan to expand the number of planners it employs.

The company is expanding its planning services to offer new services covering urban design and landscape, environmental impact assessments and heritage.

The firm is also expanding its Cambridge and London offices in order to keep up with increased business in these locations.

David Bainbridge, managing partner at Bidwells, told Planning: “In some locations we have too much work on - Cambridge and London are flying in terms of the amount of work coming in. 

“In other locations, new staff are part of a strategic drive to grow the business.”

The business plan covers 2016-18 and aims to create six new planning posts across its Oxford, Milton Keynes, Cambridge and London offices.

Among the new roles, the firm is looking for a team leader in the Milton Keynes office.

The firm currently employs 60 staff in its planning division including 40 chartered planners, Bainbridge said.

He said that the trend in the market is currently for more investment in strategic land, particularly residential-led sites.

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