Lambert Smith Hampton has appointed two Midlands property heavyweights – Peter Burford and Julian Shellard – as consultants on a newly formed non-executive advisory board in Birmingham.

The pair will sit on the board which has been set up by Terry Corns, head of the Birmingham office, to assist on developing new business and selling the LSH services across the region.

Burford established Tarmac Burford in 1984 and sits on the board of RegenCo and advises Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council on some projects.

Shellard spent 34 years at CB Richard Ellis where he became chairman of its Birmingham office and wider regional operations.

Corns said: “These innovative and unique appointments represent a major coup for LSH, and a significant stamp on the regional commercial property market given the current climate.

“Julian and Peter’s 70-plus years of collective market knowledge, industry experience and contacts will add to LSH’s service offering in the Midlands, helping us improve client awareness of our full range of property services. Their appointments will open important doors for our agency and consultancy teams alike.”

Shellard said: “When I stepped away from executive responsibility at CBRE I wanted two things: first, to remain involved with my friends and business colleagues in Birmingham, and second to take-up a non-executive role within the commercial sector. This opportunity at LSH answers both and I look forward to working with Terry and the team.”

Burford added: “I hope to bring ideas to the new advisory board and will obviously enjoy working with LSH, whom I have known for over 40 years.”