Colenso Property, the York-based commercial property and asset management specialist, has announced the appointment of three new team members following a period of significant growth for the company.

Colenso, which is responsible for managing a wide range of commercial and office properties across the North for a variety of private clients - including for property investment and development specialists, Helmsley Group - has recently appointed a new Property Manager, Facilities Coordinator and Accounts Assistant to support the company’s expansion.

Property Manager James Crosbie joins the firm from Morses Club PLC, bringing 18 years of experience to the role. His responsibilities will include ensuring that Tenants fulfil their Lease obligations and driving asset improvements across the portfolio as a whole. With 11 years of experience, Ruth Birkby has been appointed as a Facilities Coordinator and will support Colenso’s Facilities Management Department with contract tendering, contractor management and implementing both reactive and planned works.

Joining from Read Independent School in Selby, accounts assistant Claire Moxon has 5 years of financial experience, together with a further 11 years as Operation Manager at Web Adventure Park. Claire will support Colenso with its day-to-day Property Management Accounting.

Commenting on the recent appointments, Charles Harrison, head of property management said: “While the last 15 months have definitely presented their challenges, we have been busier than ever. During the first lockdown, we prioritised streamlining our remittance system and processes by investing heavily in cloud-based software, ensuring much greater efficiency across the business. Now that restrictions are lifted, we are confident that the appointments of James, Ruth and Claire will enable us to continue providing an exceptional service to our landlords and tenants, as well as paving the way for our future growth.”

Richard Peak, managing director of The Helmsley Group, whose portfolio of 70 properties is managed by Colenso, added: “We have worked closely with Colenso for many years, and congratulate them on their recent expansion.
Both Helmsley and Colenso are passionate about York and have an in-depth understanding of the City’s property sector, which makes for a fantastic partnership between the two companies. We look forward to continuing to work together and supporting Colenso in the next phase of its growth.”