Glentrool Estates Group, the Yorkshire-based property development and investment company, has strengthened its talented team with two new senior appointments.

Sarah Friskney has joined Glentrool as property development director, while Chris Skipp is the company’s new property construction manager.

Sarah commented: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join Glentrool’s fantastic niche team. Having been in property management and development at Grovehall Estates and prior to that, as Senior Development Surveyor at Caddick Developments for 15 years, my background of development and asset management in the last 23 years will only strengthen, support and grow the development and investment pipeline here.

“Glentrool’s in-house expertise and solid financial position enables us to respond quickly and positively to new opportunities. With my varied background it also gives us the opportunity to venture into new sectors, including retail and residential, in strong strategic locations.

“In ever-challenging markets and with volatile construction costs, I will be seeking new opportunities and overseeing the internal and external development teams to ensure developments are progressed in a timely and efficient manner in line with key targets”,” said Sarah.

Meanwhile Chris Skipp, who has 17 years’ experience in commercial property, joins from UPP, the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation. He previously worked for DTZ and JLL.

He explained: “I am delighted to be joining the talented and expanding team of Glentrool as a property and construction manager. I have been made to feel very welcome already and I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the company to help continue its growth.

“Glentrool has several exciting developments in the region which I look forward to help deliver and I will also be helping to manage an existing portfolio through dilapidations, project management and professional building surveying advice. “

Jeremy Nolan, director commented: “These are very important appointments for Glentrool and we are delighted to welcome two such talented, hard-working and enthusiastic people to our team.

“Both Sarah and Chris have arrived at a significant time in our development, as we look to build on our success at Sherburn2 and enhance and expand our commercial property portfolio.

“Our developments and income producing portfolio across Yorkshire are long-term projects, which demand the fullest commitment from us all and Sarah and Chris’s s roles are critical to successful delivery.”