After 22 years’ service at the practice David Heatherington, partner in our Birmingham office, retired on 30 June which gave us another good reason for everyone at PW to meet up after 2+ years of enforced social isolation and limited contact. It was a great opportunity to bring everyone together and show our appreciation and enjoy David’s dry Yorkshire wit one last time. We wish David all the best in his retirement.
Michael Jones, fellow partner in the Birmingham office, will continue as a partner despite being of a similar vintage to David, tapering his workload over the next few years and assisting with the management succession for the Birmingham office.
Planning for further success in future, Adam Farrer in our Leeds office and Jon Carey in our Birmingham office have been promoted to senior associates in recognition of their contributions and hard work. Adam and Jon will work closely with the management team and look forward to meeting new clients as their careers continue to advance.
Our recruitment strategy is on track and we are pleased to announce two new starters. Dominik Szablowski has joined our London office as associate and Tom Wright has joined our Leeds office as senior surveyor. Dominic and Tom were warmly welcomed to the practice at our gathering last month.
Not part of our master plan is the relocation of Robert Carrotte to Ireland. Rob is leaving PW this month after 11 years in our Chester office, during which time he progressed from graduate to associate. Robert will be missed but we wish him and his family all the best over the water. In saying his farewells Rob commented…
“I owe so much to the practice. I genuinely would have stayed forever had the family not needed to relocate; I have always loved working with you and for you. I never once felt like an employee, always part of a team and that is testament to your guidance.”
Partner, Darren Ward, noted…
“It has been a great year again for Powell Williams and whilst we are sad to say goodbye to departing members of the team who have been with us for so long, we are sure our new surveyors will pick up the baton and move the practice forwards. Hopefully, our new team members will be with us just as long, or even longer. It is a positive testament to the practice, the length of time that many staff have been with the practice, both professional and administrative. It certainly helps when your fellow partner joined as a graduate in 1996, not to lose sight of the value of staff retention.”