Consultant announces new appointments to handle growing business in the Midlands

Consultant Gleeds has announced key appointments in Birmingham to handle the developing business opportunities with Marks & Spencer and other similar high profile clients.

Howard Lucas appointed as associate director

Howard Lucas has been appointed associate director. His will be focusing on the Marks & Spencer account and manage its development programme on behalf of Gleeds.

Lucas previously worked at Vizona. He brings over 20 years of extensive experience within the industry having previously worked on projects for Selfridges, Kensington Palace Gardens and Canary Wharf.

Luke Heywood also joins Gleeds Birmingham as associate director. He comes from Malcolm Reading & Associates where he spent five years as associate director. Prior to which he worked for Gleeds London.

Karen Ostler, business development manager at Gleeds Birmingham

The consultant has also appointed Karen Ostler as business development manager of its operations in Birmingham.

Ostler previously worked for Ashford Construction and brings with her over 10 years experience from the development and management arenas.

She will be responsible for all aspects of business development for the wide spectrum of clients and projects in Birmingham.

Stuart Senior, Gleeds managing partner responsible for the Midlands, said: “We have a long standing relationship with M&S and it is important that all our clients are serviced with the best people hence these new appointments which show the continued success of the Gleeds Birmingham operation.”