Raft of promotions after Tony Giddings and other partners retire at developer


Argent has announced a shake-up of its senior management team after three of its senior partners, including construction supremo Tony Giddings, left the business.

Former partners Jim Prower and Tony Giddings have retired, and Roger Madelin has taken a new job at British Land, leading to the appointment of two new partners and four directors from within the company.

Phil Sullivan will take charge of construction following Giddings’ departure as construction director,

Michael Lightbound, already a partner at the firm, becomes finance partner and two senior project directors, Anna Strongman and Will Colthorpe, become partners.

Strongman will oversee all estate management, property management and regeneration initiatives at King’s Cross, and contribute to the strategies for Argent’s Brent Cross South and Tottenham Hale sites.

Colthorpe will be responsible for the office and hotel developments at King’s Cross, leading teams delivering design, procurement and leasing activities.

In addition Rob Groves becomes regional director, Phil Tait becomes programme director and Steve Alderson becomes marketing director.