KICKING the new year off to a running start, we’ve recently announced a number of key promotions - including the exciting appointment of a new equity holder.

Matt Howson, who joined Innes England in 2016, has been promoted to a shareholding director. Our managing director Matt Hannah accredited his elevation to his ability to strengthen and develop important relationships with clients, and his consistently high-quality work.

Explaining his new role, Matt said: “I’m delighted to have been asked to become an equity holding director in the company, and I'm looking forward to the more strategic role I will be playing for the wider business.

“I joined Innes England as a chartered surveyor and have since seen my career grow exponentially thanks to the opportunities and support, that Innes England has provided, for which I am immensely grateful.

“This year, I hope to build the property asset management team’s successes from 2022 further, working alongside Gary Woodward and the rest of our hugely talented team, and am looking forward to see the new heights we can reach.”

We also announced several other promotions, including two new directors. Hannah Vassey has been promoted to finance director, and Ross Whiting has become director of business space agency.

Hannah said: “I love working at Innes England. The company has supported me in carving out a role for myself that’s my own, promoting every step of my personal and professional growth along the way.

“The new capacity this promotion provides will allow me to engage more with the strategic decisions that are driving the business forward and is more of what I enjoy in my work already. I’m immensely grateful and keen to continue my work in my new role.” 

On his promotion, Ross said: “In the eight years I’ve been with Innes England, I’ve had the opportunity to grow and develop massively as a surveyor. Since graduating, I’ve worked my way up through the ranks negotiating and delivering numerous successful deals for the business and am now excited to be taking this next step up.

“I’m particularly looking forward to the opportunity this promotion affords me to be more involved within the company and I will continue to strive to provide results for my clients.”

Our sweep of New Year promotions also sees chartered surveyors Andrew Smith and Sam Hall move up to associate director of professional services and associate director of retail and roadside respectively.

Both were recognised by the senior team for their diligent work with many of their important clients, such as the high street hallmark retailer Greggs, and Well Pharmacy, working closely with them to achieve their business needs.

Speaking on all the promotions announced, Matt Hannah said: “I want to congratulate all five members of the team that have been promoted. They have all proved themselves as significant contributors deserving of being rewarded for their hard work and determination to continue building on Innes England’s growing successes.

“They have all shown the attitudes, values, and most importantly the ability to bring forward and work between our service lines for an all-encompassing offering to our clients that I believe sets our business apart. I look forward greatly to seeing how they will develop their skills and careers further with us in their new roles.”