South West property consultancy Alder King has elected Simon Price as its new senior partner. He will succeed Martyn Jones, who is stepping down after more than 10 years in the role, on 1 November 2019.
Price leads the firm’s agency team, specialising in office agency and commercial development. He joined the firm as a graduate surveyor in 1988 and was appointed partner in 1997. He is widely recognised in the market for his role in delivering some of Bristol’s most significant office transactions including 2 and 3 Glass Wharf in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.
Congratulating his predecessor, Simon said: “Martyn has successfully led the business for over a decade. During his tenure he has shaped the firm into the strong business you see today and we thank him for his contribution. He hands the business over in robust shape and I look forward to building on his impressive record.”
Martyn will continue to lead Alder King’s professional services team. He said: “As a business we have always recognised the importance of planned succession and, after deciding last year that the time was right to pass on the mantle, Simon and I have worked closely together to achieve a seamless transfer of the leadership of the business. Simon assumes the role with the unanimous support and confidence of the partnership and we all wish him well.”
Alder King is a top 25 UK property consultancy, providing multi-disciplinary advice to private and public sector clients throughout the country on all aspects of commercial property and land. Established in 1911 and employing around 130 people, the practice operates from seven offices in Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Gloucester, Swindon, Taunton and Truro. It has won the Estates Gazette ‘South West Most Active Agent’ award for 18 consecutive years.