Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Investing

Two senior promotions announced at law firm Blake Morgan’s construction consultancy arm

Blake Morgan Cardiff

Law firm Blake Morgan has promoted two founding members of its Project and Cost Management consultancy division, following a period of significant growth.

Alex McCusker, 37, and Alex Leighton, 35, have both been promoted to the role of Project Director in the division, believed to be the first of its kind to be launched by a law firm in the UK. The division was established in 2018 to help the firm compete for construction-related work by offering a holistic service covering all stages of a development’s lifecycle.

From a standing start, the division has grown turnover to over £500,000 within the first 2 years and is on course to achieve further growth over the next twelve months. In their new roles, Alex McCusker and Alex Leighton will be responsible for managing client relationships as well as continuing to lead various technical outputs helping to ensure projects are completed on time and to budget. They will also provide whole life cost, procurement, programme and risk management advice to a client base that spans residential and commercial developers, housing associations and Local Authorities

Both men started their careers gaining valuable experience across the Project and Cost Management disciplines at global infrastructure specialist AECOM. Since joining Blake Morgan in 2018 to launch the Project and Cost Management consultancy division, the pair have helped develop the firm’s client base to include developers such as Tirion Homes, Wales and West Housing Association, Pobl and Monmouthshire Housing Association.

Director of Blake Morgan’s Project and Cost Management division, James Gundy, said:”We are pleased to promote Alex Leighton and Alex McCusker to the roles of Project Directors, in recognition of the vital role they have both played in building this division from scratch to become a recognised and respected player in the local construction market.

“The division was launched to help Blake Morgan add value to our clients and grow our revenue streams, by complementing our existing real estate, planning and construction legal practice groups. Through their hard work and knowledge of the sector, we have been able to develop a significant footprint in this area in a short space of time, and their promotions are very well deserved.”

Philip Jardine, Blake Morgan partner and director of the firm’s built environment division, said: “Project and cost management are essential services within the property and construction industry. Previously, we found ourselves working alongside consultants and in-house teams on large capital programmes, and we identified the opportunity to develop our offering to clients so that they could work with one team spanning all of their needs, from concept to completion.

“We are delighted with the growth and ongoing success of the division, which has been entirely thanks to the dedication of Alex Leighton and Alex McCusker, working with James Gundy, who also joined us from AECOM.

“Together, they have shaped our unique offering to clients across the UK and generated impressive revenue levels. I am very much looking forward to seeing what they achieve in their new roles and thank them for their continued commitment and drive.”

Alex Leighton said: “Blake Morgan is an innovative Top 50 UK law firm with a strong regional presence across Wales and southern England. The team has a well-established property and construction offering with teams of highly regarded lawyers that specialise in all aspects of commercial, residential and mixed-use projects.

“It has been a pleasure to work alongside colleagues to deliver a truly integrated service that encompasses all aspects of project and cost management consultancy, and I look forward to driving this forward in my new role.”

Alex McCusker said: “Our combined approach to property and construction, incorporating our extensive collective practical application and delivery experience, means clients benefit from working with one team at every stage of a development’s lifecycle.

“Our focus is always on protecting clients’ interests, implementing robust governance and providing a truly holistic service. It’s been a privilege to help build this division from a standing start, and I look forward to working with the team in my new role to further develop our reputation for excellence and delivery.”

Read more:
Two senior promotions announced at law firm Blake Morgan’s construction consultancy arm

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

Investing

The goal for most businesses is to grow, so the concept of bad growth may seem counterintuitive to a lot of business owners. However,...

Investing

Employees of all companies will be able to request flexible working arrangements when they start new jobs under proposals to be published by ministers....

Investing

Our perspectives on remote working have changed dramatically over the course of the pandemic. No doubt many employers in 2019 would have assumed that...

Economy

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) lowered the country’s balance of payments (BoP) surplus projection for this year, reflecting the lower current account surplus and the risks...

Economy

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is encouraging more companies to tap the capital markets, in hopes that there would be over 800 companies listed at...

Economy

Outsourcing firms operating in economic zones are allowed to implement remote work arrangements until March 2022 as the pandemic continues, the Finance department said...

You May Also Like

Investing

Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...

Economy

Ivermectin, an existing drug against parasites including head lice, has had a checkered history when it comes to treating COVID-19. The bulk of studies...

Investing

As a traditionally rigid insurance industry becomes bogged down by antiquated processes and operations, a handful of industry leaders are seeking to shake things...

Economy

US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will rely on ally countries to supply the bulk of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and focus on...

Disclaimer: SmartRetirementReport.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.



Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!