Trio of senior team announcements at Naismiths


TWO new senior appointments and a significant senior promotion have been announced by real estate consultancy, Naismiths.

Richard Jones joins the consultancy as national head of building consultancy in London, while Rob Garton has been appointed as director of project monitoring in the Midlands. Ross Wilson has also been promoted to director of project monitoring in London, following four successful years at the company.

Richard is a Chartered Surveyor with 28 years of experience spanning all aspects of business leadership, development and management in property, construction and multi-disciplinary firms. He will be taking over from Gareth Belsham, heading up the building consultancy arm of the business to further grow the team, services and profitability.

Gareth Belsham, said: “I wish Richard all the success as he carries on the excellent work of a team I have been very proud to lead. I have been with Naismiths since 2017 building our reputation as a highly strategic and capable consultancy, driving maximum value from our clients’ developments and built assets. I will step down at the end of the 2023 calendar and look forward to seeing how Richard drives the building consultancy division forward.”

Rob is a RICS Chartered Quantity Surveyor and joins Naismiths with 18 years’ industry experience. With a proven track record of multi-sector construction and property experience, he has more recently headed up project monitoring regionally within a multi-disciplinary consultancy. Rob will lead, support and grow the project monitoring business across the Midlands region.

Ben Harwood, managing director of Naismiths, said: “It is excellent for Naismiths to be able to attract and retain the best professional talent. Ross, Richard and Rob reflect the high caliber of our senior team, all with exceptional property and construction experience across a variety of sectors.

“These important senior team announcements also come during an exceptional period of growth and success for the business. Having recently celebrated our 60th year, opened a new Leeds office and launched brand new tools such as Naismiths Analytics, we are very focused on bringing the best service and team possible for real estate financial investors and construction project stakeholders.”

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