Planning consultancy Boyer has appointed Karen Charles as director in the firm's Wokingham office.
According to Boyer, Charles, who joined from from Cushman & Wakefield, will work with executive directors to grow the Wokingham office and expand into new areas.
The firm added that Charles has around 20 years' planning experience in public and private sectors and specialises in advising on planning and development strategy and delivering strategic and mixed-use developments.
She has led on major planning, listed building and conservation area consent applications on residential, commercial, industrial, education, retail and leisure development.
Executive director Andrew Williams said: “Karen's appointment will strengthen and expand the existing skills within the planning team at Boyer.
"In particular her commercial experience will add value to the advice we give to existing clients and open up new areas of work for Boyer."
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