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  • Further promotions reflect Pegasus Group’s strong half year

    A strong first half to the year has seen national consultancy Pegasus Group continue its ambitious growth plans with a series of internal promotions, effective from July 1.

    The Group specialises in planning, design, environment, economics and heritage and now includes more than 300 skilled and experienced staff operating from 13 offices in 12 locations across the UK.

    Three team members have been promoted to Senior Director, with a further five made Director, and two new Associates.

    In the Bristol office, Urban Designers Mark Farrow and Sean Hindes become Senior Directors, along with Nigel Cussen of the Planning team in Leeds.

    The new Directors are Nick Kirby (Planning) from the Bracknell office; Alex Robinson (Heritage) and Urban Designer Angela Manning Wood (Design) from the Cirencester office; also Steve Lloyd (Design) in Cambridge, Richard Cook (Economics) and Graham Lamb (Planning) both from the Manchester office.

    Elizabeth Fowler in the Bristol office and Henny Handley in the Bracknell office have been promoted to Associates.

    Pegasus Group Managing Director Tony Bateman said: “Our continued growth plans remain on track, and we are pleased to report a strong start to the year.

    “A robust recruitment drive over the last six months complemented by a series of internal promotions recognises the talent that exists within Pegasus Group. Each of the promotions is testament to the hard work and commitment shown by colleagues and my congratulations and thanks go to them all.”

    Mark Farrow specialises in commercially astute, visually attractive residential and mixed-use projects. He is experienced in advising the majority of national housebuilders, along with private and public sector clients.

    Sean Hindes has experience in working as lead designer on many small and large scale mixed-use developments, with a particular focus on the design, management and successful delivery of detailed residential schemes.

    Nigel Cussen, who joined Pegasus in 2012, has significant experience in promoting developments through development plan representations, planning applications and planning appeals. Notable projects include Industrial and Business Park developments in North Yorkshire, Liverpool, Doncaster and Lincolnshire; modular build secondary schools in Essex and Somerset; and mixed-use urban extension and major residential developments in Barnsley and Harrogate.

    Nick Kirby has substantial experience working in planning and development in both public and private sector roles. He is a valued asset of the Bracknell office and advises housebuilders, landowners, developers, business owners and leisure providers on a variety of complex projects, working within multidisciplinary teams to deliver major planning permissions.

    Alex Robinson, who joined Pegasus in 2007, specialises in built heritage and development in historic areas. He is both a chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) and full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). He advises in all aspects of the historic environment including in respect of alterations to historic buildings (both residential and commercial), setting assessments, expert witness and development control issues to be considered in purchasing land and buildings for redevelopment.

    Angela Manning Wood is an experienced Urban Designer, involved with mixed use Masterplanning projects, Strategic Urban Extensions, Design Coding and Detailed Layout Design throughout the UK. Angela’s experience enables her to work on a wide range of projects and sites across the country from site promotion stages through to detailed design. Her eye for detail and sound understanding of commercial viability ensures clients achieve the maximum results from their sites.

    Steve Lloyd joined Pegasus Group as a year out placement student and subsequently on a full-time basis following completion of his Undergraduate degree and a Master’s in Urban Design. A significant proportion of Steve’s detailed layout work is located around the Essex region, consequently his detailed site layouts have been heavily influenced by The Essex Design Guide.

    Richard Cook has more than 15 years’ experience in economic development. He has extensive experience of making the economic case for commercial development, including reviewing the economic evidence bases of Local Plans on behalf of clients.

    Graham Lamb holds a broad level of experience having promoted development projects within a range of sectors, including housing, retail, employment and mixed use. He has promoted schemes through community consultation events, planning applications and the appeal process.

    Elizabeth Fowler has varied experience in advising on and managing the planning process for developer clients, from householder applications and changes of use, through medium scale residential schemes, to a 21,000 seat football stadium. Most recently she has concentrated on development to deliver specialist housing for older people, a growing sector for obvious reasons which need to be addressed through the planning system if existing and future needs are to be met.

    Henny Handley has an established and robust knowledge of the industry gained in public sector, private practice and client side.  Her current work includes preparing and managing applications and appeals for large scale residential developments and making Local Plan representations for site promotions.