The Leeds office of Jones Hargreaves, a leading commercial building, project and sustainability consultancy, has made two senior hires as it builds for further growth in 2023.

Kevin Karikari has been appointed as associate partner, electrical building services and Ben Dawson as associate partner, mechanical building services. Both join from Cushman & Wakefield in Leeds. Karikari has a strong background in building services, having worked for some of the most reputable engineering design consultancies on projects throughout the UK. Dawson is experienced across commercial property sectors in professional and project related services.

The duo will bolster the building services engineering team and work closely with the firm’s in-house sustainability department. Jones Hargreaves is a fast-growing firm which has made a raft of new hires in recent months, expanding its expert in-house team to a headcount of more than 25 across its Manchester, Leeds, London, Bristol and Cardiff offices.

Matt Jones, partner and co-founder said: “It’s fantastic to welcome both Kevin and Ben to our growing team, both bring top class skills and expertise in their respective fields. It’s an exciting time for the business, as we move forward with our growth strategy to respond to demand for our in-house specialisms.

“Having established a reputation for providing consistent, clear and commercial advice for clients right across the country, we are delighted to be kickstarting 2023 with a raft of new hires.”

Kevin said: “It’s brilliant to join a forward thinking firm which is investing in its specialist teams. I’m passionate about sustainable commercial building projects and am proud to be part of a team striving to deliver the very best.”

Ben added: “I’m looking forward to working with a broad range of clients on significant and complex building projects. Cities and towns, and the way commercial buildings are utilised, are continually developing and it’s humbling to play a part in the process.”

The Leeds senior appointments come as the firm also announced the opening of offices in Manchester and Bristol to respond to demand. It has also hired Nick Twigg as its fourth partner. Nick will head up the newly established Manchester office and is an experienced commercial property expert with more than 25 years in the commercial property sector across Yorkshire and the North West. Nick joins from Colliers International, where he was Head of Project and Building Consultancy for UK Regions for more than seven years. Previous to this he held senior positions at GVA, CBRE and GSD.
Nick joins existing partners Matt Jones, Peter Hargreaves and Matt Williams on the board.