Roger worked extensively in management, compulsory purchase valuation and grant reclamation prior to focusing on development with a number of local authorities. At Boots Properties he worked on complex town centre and edge-of-town retail developments with sole responsibility on schemes up to £50m. He is a highly experienced and successful development manager with particular strengths in identifying rewarding development opportunities and applying original creative thinking. Roger’s solid track record is based on teamwork, whether it be in the fields of project management, master planning, appraisals or local authorities.
Melvyn gained vast experience as a consultant in the planning and agency fields before forming the development consultancy team in the London office of GVA Grimley. He has a proven track record in completing complex, long-running technical projects to prescribed parameters and in successfully managing expectations throughout delivery. As well as having a planning qualification, he is also highly experienced in preparing and presenting evidence at public inquiries. Melvyn also offers an in-depth understanding of retail needs – plus valuable contacts – from his previous experience with Boots Properties plc where he had sole responsibility for delivering development projects involving as many as 30 stakeholders.