Double promotion at award-winning property consultancy

(l-r) Mairéad Gethings and Ian Mitchell have been promoted to associate director at leading property consultancy, FHP.

FHP has announced the senior promotion of two members of its professional services team in Nottingham, as part of its ongoing growth.

The leading property consultancy has promoted Mairéad Gethings and Ian Mitchell to the role of associate director.

Mairéad joined FHP in 2016 as a graduate surveyor, having previously worked for the company’s sister firm, FHP Living.

Mairéad has since gone on to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor and provides bespoke advice on rating, valuation and landlord and tenant matters for all commercial property types, to a wide range of local and national clients.

Ian is a former business rates manager at Nottingham City Council, where he was responsible for the collection of c.£130 million per year in business rates.

He previously worked at the Valuation Office Agency in the London Borough of Greenwich and provided technical rates assistance at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, before joining FHP in 2017, where he specialises in reducing clients’ business rates liabilities.

FHP Director, Alastair Fearn, said that it is fantastic to be able to make the two promotions, after what has been a challenging year for the commercial property sector.

Alastair Fearn said: “Mairéad and Ian are both great to work with and in different ways have made great contributions and responded fantastically to the challenges of the past 18 months. This promotion reflects not only the contribution that Mairéad and Ian make to the FHP Team but is also a reflection of the quality of their work.”

Mairéad Gethings said: “To be promoted to Associate Director is a proud achievement. I was grateful to be given the opportunity to undertake work experience at FHP whilst studying at university and the business has continued to support my professional development. FHP has a great ethos and working environment that I am privileged to be a part of.”

Ian Mitchell said: “Moving from local authority to the private sector has been hugely positive for me. FHP is a great company to work for and it’s particularly rewarding to be in a position to help businesses at a time when a lot of them are finding the financial environment a challenge.”

FHP is one of the largest private commercial property consultancies in the Midlands, with a strong track record of achieving exceptional business rate savings for a wide variety of clients, including The Linney Group, Sandicliffe, Nottingham Forest Football Club and Nissan.