South West property consultancy Alder King has elected Simon Smith as its senior partner. Simon will commence his new role on 1 March 2023.
Simon joined Alder King in 2005 and was invited to join the firm’s equity partnership in 2019. In 2020, he was appointed to the firm’s Senior Management Board where he helped the partnership successfully navigate the challenges of the Covid pandemic.
Simon also heads up the firm’s residential development and energy teams, having established the energy specialism in 2013 and built it into a market-leading service. He has also been involved in some of the South West’s most significant land transactions for clients including UWE and BAE Systems.
Simon said: “After making an 18 year investment into my career at Alder King, taking on the role of senior partner is a challenge and a privilege in equal measure. I have been given the opportunity to develop my career and skillset over an extended period which has given me a deep understanding of the firm’s unique DNA. At the heart of the business lies a committed and talented group of loyal colleagues who I look forward to working with and leading into the next phase of the Alder King journey.”
Alder King chair Martyn Jones added: “Simon is strongly placed to lead the firm. In addition to his wide-ranging property skills, he has invaluable business management experience which will contribute to the long-term future and success of the business.”