This weeks movers

has appointed Sarah Hampton as senior planner. Her new role will involve obtaining planning consent for housing and mixed-use developments on a variety of sites in London and the south-east.

Shadbolt & Co
has recruited Philippa Aldrich as partner in its commercial real estate group. She will take over as head of real estate in April. She was formerly head of property at Fox Williams.

Wendy Richards
has been appointed as development director of the Design Commission for Wales. Wendy has spent the last three years working with Newport City Council and Newport Unlimited as their principal urban designer and is a voluntary member of the Design Commission’s own design review panel.

has appointed Peter Dawson and Steve Lee to its board as investment director and operations director respectively. Peter was appointed managing director of Brixton Investments in 2004. Steve has been managing director of B-Serv since its inception in 2001.

has promoted Julie Robinson to financial director with responsibility for financial strategy and management accounting. She was previously financial manager. Matt Burgin has been promoted to director after joining as a construction manager in 2006. He leads development at Capitol Park in Thorne and Westminster Industrial Estate in Measham.

Gladman Developments
has appointed two new project managers in its Scottish office.

Colin Meharg and Alan Cunningham join in Livingston from the Edinburgh office of Turner & Townsend Project Management.

Colin can be contacted on 01506 602536; Alan on 01506 602523.

Strutt & Parker
has appointed Jonathan Corby as senior surveyor to its London West End business team, where he will specialise in West End investment.

Matt Willcock and Rory Forsyth
have been appointed as graduate surveyors the national markets office agency team. Matt will focus on west London and within the M25. Rory will specialise in the Thames Valley.

Cooke & Arkwright
has promoted Ben Bolton and Nicholas Golunski to associate directors of the company.

Knight Frank
has appointed David Sammons as a consultant to its affordable housing team in Birmingham. Before joining Knight Frank David spent six years at David Wilson Partnership Homes. David can be contacted on 0121 234 0335 or at

Specsavers Optical Superstores
has recruited Jonathan Stockham as head of estates UK and Ireland with immediate effect to lead the estates management team at the optical retailer. He was previously senior estate manager at Monsoon Accessorize. Jonathan can be contacted on 020 8760 7409.

Evans Easyspace
has appointed Russell Barnsley as regional manager, southern area. Russell was previously centre manager at Oasis Serviced Offices in Camden, north London. Evans has announced a five-year development programme for Easyspace.

Knight Frank
has made four promotions in its Leeds office: Owen Holder and Leigh Parsons become partners, while David Burns and Philip Speight become associates. Priya Pannu has been appointed as the new homes sales manager in the residential development department. She was previously sales manager for the Hunters Property Group in Leeds.

Whybrow Chartered Surveyors
has appointed Christopher Ware as a surveyor based in the Colchester office.

Helios Properties
has appointed Richard Jones as group finance director to the main board. He joins from Gazeley, where he was chief financial officer since its expansion into Europe and Asia in 2002. He has more than 20 years of financial experience, including roles at Railtrack and Heron.

Protego Real Estate Investors
has appointed Frederike van Lowijde as director for business development, based in the Rotterdam office in the Netherlands. Frederike joins from Achmea Real Estate in Amsterdam, where she was investment manager for indirect real estate.

Cathedral Group
has promoted Martin Wood to project director. Martin will oversee projects totalling £250m, including the £110m carbon-neutral, mixed-use Grow Brighton scheme, which is to be built in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council and the University of Brighton.

David Harrop
has joined Forsyth Business Centres as finance director from Bradford Centre Regeneration, where he was finance director for three and a half years. Previously he was at Arriva Trains, Leeds United and Deloitte.

has recruited Dorette König, the state secretary at Brandenburg’s ministry for infrastructure and regional planning, to join its Berlin office in January as director for strategic corporate management and human resources. She was previously managing director of Brandenburgische Boden, a company owned by the federal state of Brandenburg.