WYG shakes up its Manchester team

Written by: John Geoghegan
Published on: 19 Jun 2014

WYG's Manchester planning team

Consultancy WYG has announced a series of promotions in its Manchester planning team, including a new head of planning.

New head Paul Shuker has spent more than a decade with the company. In a statement, the firm said his role will involve providing planning advice to a range of private and public sector clients on retail, residential and mixed-use developments.  

He is also providing advice on the delivery of the proposed £37.5million RE:NEW leisure complex in Chester, which would include a new theatre, library and cinema.

Other promotions include: Richard Shepherd, the new associate director; Mike O’Brien, who becomes an associate; Catherine Johns becomes a principal planner; and Angela Scarr moves up to principal planner.

To meet its increasing workload, WYG said, it has also appointed Elinor George and Matthew Britton at town planners. George joins from Persimmon Homes and Britton from Cotswold District Council.

The Manchester planning team is now 12-strong, the firm said.

Shuker said: "I welcome Elinor and Matthew to our team and look forward to the contribution they will make in helping us to continue the successful delivery of projects currently underway.

“The promotions are well deserved and I look forward to leading the team forward to exploit additional opportunities as the market continues to recover.”

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