Knight Frank reshuffles Leeds office after three senior staff leave

Knight Frank has been forced to reshuffle its Leeds office after three senior staff including local head, Mike Dove left today to set up their own business.

Dove, industrial partner Mike Haigh and valuations partner Jonathan Phillips have officially been placed on gardening leave from today.

Stephen Hodgson will remain head of Yorkshire while partners Henrie Westlake, Alex Munro and Chris Tolson have assumed control of the Leeds office.

Alistair Elliott, head of commercial at Knight Frank said: ‘It is always disappointing when good people leave. They have decided to pursue alternative paths and I wish them well.’

According to Elliott, the acquisition of niche industrial firm C2G meant the company’s industrial arm would not be too damaged. He added: ‘We have discussions in hand with a variety of new recruits upon I expect to make further announcements very soon.’