Avison Young has announced 11 promotions across its Manchester and Liverpool offices, including two associate director positions.
Ten team members from Avison Young’s Manchester office have been promoted.
Ed Harvey has been promoted from principal planner to associate director, having been with the company for two years. Tara Ascroft from the real estate management team will move to associate director after seven years with Avison Young, previously known as GVA.
On the planning, development and regeneration team, Edward Blight will become associate surveyor and Louisa Fielden associate planner, while Rachel May takes up a new role of senior surveyor.
On the business rates team, Joe Gartside and Toby Bolton have been promoted to associate surveyors, and Gareth England and Alex Weatherilt take up new positions as senior surveyors on the telecoms and lease consultancy teams.
Ian Blackburn will become associate regional operations manager for the North for IT and systems.
In Liverpool, Ben Woodcock from the land and development team will take-up a new role of associate surveyor.
Commenting on the promotions, Chris Cheap, managing director and principal at Avison Young said: “We are proud to be able to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our team and these promotions are really well deserved.
“Although the past 10 months or so have been challenging, our people across the board have stepped up and shown resilience and dedication, going above and beyond for our clients. I have no doubt that we will see the team thrive in their new positions and be an integral part of our regional offer.”
Stephen Cowperthwaite, principal at Avison Young Liverpool said: “Our business prides itself on its people and it’s more important than ever to recognise and retain those who are continuing to work hard, think innovatively and find the best solutions for our clients.
“Ben joined us as a graduate in 2016 and has flourished ever since. It has been a pleasure to watch him progress over the years and I congratulate him on his new role which is thoroughly well deserved.”
Across the UK, Avison Young has promoted 26 team members, with 13 becoming associate directors.