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News - 04/08/2014

Public sector focus as LSH appoints regional director

LSH has demonstrated its determination to further grow its expanding public sector division with a senior appointment in the South West region.

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Jaime Blakeley-Glover has joined the Bristol office of LSH as regional director for public sector services.

Jaime, who joined LSH in 2011, takes on the role alongside his current position of consultancy director within public sector services.

Jaime said: “This is a very exciting opportunity and I’m looking forward to building on LSH’s market presence in the West Country and our national public sector advisory capability”.

“Lambert Smith Hampton is one of the largest providers of property services to the public sector. We work with over half of the London boroughs as well as local government, central government and health and emergency services nationwide. The public sector is a key market for us and numerous successes over recent years has allowed us to expand both our strategic commissions as well as the day-to-day contracts.”

LSH’s head of Bristol office Darren Sheward said: “I am absolutely delighted that Jamie has joined us in Bristol. This is a very exciting strategic appointment for us, and forms part of our wider strategy to grow the business and widen our breadth of services. Lambert Smith Hampton Bristol has recruited seven staff this year so far and, with a further three appointments in the autumn, we will see over 20 per cent growth this year.”

LSH’s public sector specialists support the sector across their property holdings. Budgetary constraints and pressure on housing means constant demands to do more with less. LSH is working with its public sector clients to help use their operational portfolios more efficiently – delivering cost savings and ensuring property supports public sector services.

Housing continues to be a key issue, both in terms of quality and quantity – LSH is supporting its public sector clients to identify innovative ways to renew estates, increase housing supply and drive up quality. In Hammersmith and Fulham’s Residential Joint Venture, Earls Court, Northumberland Park, Camden’s Community Investment Programme, The Gascoigne Estate and Hackney Wick, LSH is advising on some of the largest and most innovative mixed use regeneration and estate renewal programmes across the country.

The company works with over 250 public sector organisations, from central government to local authorities, emergency services, education and healthcare sector organisations. It provides property advice for, and manages, some of the country’s most complex property portfolios – with impressive results.

For one authority alone LSH generated over £250 million in property receipts, and the combined real estate value of another three of its public sector clients amounts to over £6 billion.

Stephen Armitage, Heads of Public Sector Services added: “Jaime’s expanded role to focus on the West Country is key part of our plans to grown the division. Last year we really started building on our presence in London and the South East by appointing Richard Platt as Head of Public Sector North which has been a great success so far.

“As a region, the South West is very important to us. As well as Bristol City Council, we already work with Wiltshire County Council; Bath and North East Somerset and North Devon District Councils. It is exciting to have a dedicated public sector capability in the South West to build on our current relationships and market presence in the region.”



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