Property consultancy Eddisons has appointed Michael Goodare as valuation director, based in its Sheffield office.

Joining from Knight Frank in Leeds, where he spent six years, Goodare will establish a dedicated valuation team based in Sheffield, expanding and diversifying Eddisons’ service offering in the region.

The new team will complement the firm’s seven-strong Leeds-based valuation team and provide valuation services across South Yorkshire and the North Midlands, as well as covering the wider Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber areas. Nationally, Eddisons’ valuation division now employs more than 100 people.

Adrian Lunn, who heads Eddison’ Sheffield office, said: “Valuation is an area of growing demand for us and we are thrilled to have Michael on board to build our new in-house team here in Sheffield.

“We launched our office in the city two years ago since when we have forged ahead, investing in talented people and continuing to expand our range of high quality expertise and services to our clients. We are now a team of 16 and look forward to making new hires in the coming months as the valuation division grows.”

Michael Goodare said: “I am delighted to be joining Eddisons and relish the opportunity to establish a dedicated valuation service in the Sheffield office.

“With 10 years’ experience in the Yorkshire market I’m looking forward to being based in my home city, as well as to working alongside new colleagues and strengthening Eddisons’ position in the South Yorkshire market, providing dedicated property advice to both new and existing clients.”

Leeds-headquartered Eddisons is one of the UK’s fastest growing multi-disciplinary property consultancies. Established in 1844 it employs, more than 400 people across a network of 26 offices.