Two ex-Blair Kirkman directors are to leave Savills for Knight Frank to join its retail team as partners.

Ben Tyack and Andy Smith will join Knight Frank’s retail team headed by Mark Poyner later this year.

Both Tyack and Smith joined Savills in May as part of its takeover of the 26-strong Blair Kirkman in March.

Both Tyack and Smith joined Blair Kirkman from Healey & Baker and had been at Blair Kirkman since 1999 and 1998 respectively.

Mark Poyner joined Knight Frank in September from PruPIM.