Property consultancy EDGE welcomes 100th employee with latest Leeds appointment

Simon Spencer

One of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary property consultancy firms, EDGE, has welcomed its 100th employee with the appointment of Simon Spencer. Simon joins as director in the EDGE Leeds office, representing a significant milestone in the continued growth of the business.

Simon brings a wealth of project management experience in the construction industry, through both the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience within the education sector specifically for the delivery of schools, Further Education colleges and Higher Education campuses across the north of England. Within the private sector, Simon has project managed large-scale infrastructure, commercial and mixed-use schemes.

Based in the fast-growing Leeds office, Simon will support the continued growth of the business, while providing high-quality project management expertise to EDGE’s ongoing education, infrastructure and commercial offering within Leeds and the wider northern regions.

Simon said: “I am really excited to commence my next chapter of my career with EDGE. The company has a great and unique culture, focused on investing in its people. The opportunity to join one of the country’s leading construction and property consulting organisations was a key factor for joining EDGE, with its director-led approach providing an outstanding service for our clients.”

Simon’s appointment builds on the company’s continued business growth in its established offices in Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham and London, resulting in a 40% year-on-year increase in turnover from 2021 to 2022.

Since the initial formation of the Leeds office in January 2022, the company has further grown its regional portfolio of commissions and local resource to a team of 21 professionals, incorporating project and commercial management to building and digital surveying services.

Dale Rodgers, director at EDGE, added: “Simon’s appointment as our 100th employee is a huge milestone for the business. It is symptomatic of our growth, but above all, this demonstrates the effectiveness of our unique service offering.

“We strive to establish and nurture long-term relationships with our clients built on a culture of trust and transparency, underpinned with a service delivery that is second to none. We offer our expertise in cost management, project management, and building and digital surveying, maintaining a repeat commission metric of 86%.

“I am looking forward to working closely with Simon to help build upon our initial success to develop and sustain the growth of our Leeds office.”

EDGE’s West Yorkshire client base includes The University of Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport, UNITY Doncaster, and Wykeland Group, along with household names B&Q, Mitchell & Butler and Johnson & Johnson.

The company’s strong regional healthcare profile is underpinned through relationships with Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS FT, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The growing Leeds office will enable EDGE to build upon its existing client base within the city and the wider West Yorkshire region in the business’ focus areas of healthcare, schools and higher education, infrastructure, aviation, residential, retail, commercial and manufacturing sectors, food and drink, distribution, through both the public and private sectors over the coming years.