Planning consultancy completes management buyout process

Written by: Ellie Kahn
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Gascoigne, Payne and Harris

L-r Gascoigne, Payne and Harris (Pic: Emery Planning Partnership)

Macclesfield-based planning consultancy Emery Planning Partnership has announced the completion of a management buyout process that began in 2016, following the retirement of its co-founder.

According to the firm, the board is now led by three senior directors: Caroline Payne, Stephen Harris and Rawdon Gascoigne.

Harris has also been appointed managing director of the company.

Payne has been with the firm for nearly 18 years, while Harris has spent more than 16 years, and Gascoigne more than 19 years.

Also on the board are directors Ben Pycroft and John Coxon.

Meanwhile, planner Gareth Salthouse has been promoted to associate director from his previous role as a senior planning consultant.

Former joint managing director, Denise Emery, who co-founded the business in 1985 and is now retired, said: “I could not be entrusting the business to a more capable team.”

Harris said: “We intend to preserve and nurture this culture and our wonderful and talented team so they stay with us, grow with us and together we will continue delivering exceptional results for our clients.”