ONE of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary property consultancy firms, EDGE, has further expanded its flourishing Leeds base with the appointment of Simon Spencer.

Simon joins as director in the Leeds office, representing a significant milestone for the business as the company’s 100th employee.

Simon will support the continued growth of the business – building on the company-wide 40% year-on-year increase in turnover from 2021 to 2022 announced earlier this year – while providing high-quality project management expertise to EDGE’s ongoing education, infrastructure and commercial offering within Leeds and the wider northern regions.

Simon brings a wealth of project management experience in the construction industry, through both the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience within the education sector specifically for the delivery of schools, Further Education colleges and Higher Education campuses across the north of England. Within the private sector, Simon has project managed large-scale infrastructure, commercial and mixed-use schemes.

Simon said: “I am really excited to commence my next chapter of my career. The company has a great and unique culture, focused on investing in its people. The opportunity to join one of the country’s leading construction and property consulting organisations was a key factor for joining EDGE, with its director-led approach providing an outstanding service for our clients.”

Dale Rodgers, director added: “Simon’s appointment as our 100th employee is a huge milestone for the business. It is symptomatic of our growth, but above all, this demonstrates the effectiveness of our unique service offering.

“We strive to establish and nurture long-term relationships with our clients built on a culture of trust and transparency, underpinned with a service delivery that is second to none. We offer our expertise in cost management, project management, and building and digital surveying, maintaining a repeat commission metric of 86%.

“I am looking forward to working closely with Simon to help build upon our initial success to develop and sustain the growth of our Leeds office.”