Leading East Midlands commercial property consultancy Innes England has named Matthew Hannah as its new managing director, with effect from 1 May 2019.
Current MD Tim Garratt, who has successfully headed the business for more than four years, is to move into the role of chairman, following Robert Hartley’s decision to step down at the beginning of the year. Both Tim and Robert will continue to be involved with the business on a day-to-day basis.
Matthew Hannah is a well-known figure in the property industry and has over three decades’ experience in commercial agency. He has been a director at Innes England for 22 years and has led the regional Agency team since 2015. He is succeeded in that role by director Peter Doleman.
Matthew says that the firm, which employs 60 people across its three offices in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, is ready to meet its ambitious plans for further expansion and delivery.
He said: “Tim has strategically steered Innes England into the modern age, increasing turnover and profit despite some turbulent times. He successfully led the firm to move to contemporary, new offices in Derby and Leicester and to implement improved IT systems, allowing more agile working. He has also overseen a complete rebrand, which better reflects the company values.
“Tim will continue to be very much involved with Innes England and he and I will be working closely together to build on the firm’s success.
Tim Garratt said: “I said I wouldn’t do the job forever. I think it needs fresh ideas and renewed energy from time to time. I’m delighted the board have appointed Matt as MD.
“I’m going back to what I enjoy most – looking after clients and doing deals. I’m also looking forward to supporting Matt, chairing meetings and generally being an ambassador for a business I’m immensely proud of.”
Peter Doleman joined Innes England in 1992 and has been a director since 1997.
He said: “I’m delighted to take over as Head of Agency and build on what Matt has achieved. The key to our success is our in-depth knowledge of the regional market and a commitment to deliver results for our clients.”