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Gva Bucks Trend With Team Growth

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Leading property consultancy GVA Grimley in Leeds has confirmed it has expanded its team of Directors.

GVA Grimley has grown its Property Management Consultancy, with the senior appointment of director Andrew Thorlby and strengthened its Corporate Recovery Team with the promotion of Andrew Foster to director.

Joining from DTZ, Andrew Thorlby brings with him over 15 years of industry experience. During his career, Andrew has provided property advice to worldwide brands such as insurance giant, Aviva and restaurant chain, Pizza Hut and the Home Office.

In his new role at GVA Grimley, Andrew will be responsible for the growth of the Property Management Consultancy's corporate service offering, not only in Leeds but across the network of offices, by further building upon the company's established success. 

Commenting on his new appointment, Andrew Thorlby said: "GVA Grimley has a strong reputation for delivering the full range of professional services to clients from not only its Leeds office, but also nationally. We have firm plans to build on this and further develop GVA Grimley's existing corporate occupier client base.

Andrew Foster has worked within GVA Grimley's Leeds office for the past two years as an associate within the Corporate Recovery Team. Following his promotion, which now takes the number of directors in Leeds to 11, Andrew will focus on growing the offer and the reputation of GVA Grimley across the Yorkshire region and on a national level.

With more than 12 years of experience, working on behalf of all leading Banks and Insolvency Practitioners, Andrew is well placed to enhance GVA Grimley's reputation as market leader for Corporate Recovery Real Estate advice.

Andrew Foster concludes: "To be announcing appointments and promotions in the current climate is no mean feat - it's testament to the strategic direction and planning of the board that we are in a position to expand right now."




(1) GVA Grimley Ltd is one of the UK's leading firms of property consultants operating from 12 offices with 838 fee earners generating a turnover of £148 million year ending 30th April 2008. In the six months ended 31 October 2008 the firm generated turnover of £65 million compared with £72 million in the six months ended 31 October 2007.


(2)The firm provides a full range of property-related services including agency, planning and regeneration, rating, building consultancy, investment, management and valuation consultancy. GVA Grimley also offers specialist advice in areas such as telecomms, education, healthcare, retail, contamination, plant and machinery and the automotive and roadside sectors. GVA Grimley is a founding member of GVA Worldwide with a global reach throughout Europe, North America and Australasia, with real estate representatives in 90 offices serving 20 countries. For further information about GVA Grimley please visit www.gvagrimley.co.uk