Thomas & Adamson announces Partner promotion

Heather Holbrook

Leading property and construction company, Thomas & Adamson (T&A) has announced the promotion of Heather Holbrook to Partner.

Director Holbrook has been promoted after an incredibly successful decade at the company, which has included leading on some of the highest profile projects in T&A’s portfolio.

Glasgow-based Holbrook first joined the firm in 2013 as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor and has played a key role in projects for clients including Tesco, Hammerson, Osborne+Co, Leonardo and Jaguar Land Rover over the years. She is currently leading the teams delivering both JPMC’s European Technology Hub on behalf of Osborne+Co and the transformation of Glasgow’s Met Tower into a digital and tech hub on behalf of Bruntwood SciTech.

Described as an ‘exceptional’ member of the team and a prominent leader, Holbrook has also established herself as a mentor for students, trainees, and younger staff – playing a part in inspiring and empowering the next generation.

Holbrook commented: “I am hugely proud to have been appointed to the role of Partner, and grateful to be part of a company and culture that promotes from within.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time in the construction industry and I’m looking forward to working with the team to continue growing the business, our legacy and supporting our fantastic team.”

Senior Partner Alastair Wallace welcomed Holbrook’s promotion, which he said was thoroughly deserved for a highly respected colleague.

Alastair Wallace commented: “Heather has been a rising star from the day she joined the firm and has been renowned for her strategic thinking and leadership skills. Her energy and passion for her work and colleagues is reflected in all her achievements, and she is an integral member of the team. I know she will excel in this role with confidence and distinction.

“Promoting talent from within is important to the future of the business, and I am incredibly proud of the diverse talent and positive working environment at Thomas & Adamson.”

The renowned construction firm has even more reason to celebrate with the promotion of Hamish Paterson to Director. Paterson joined the firm in 2005 as a Building Surveyor, progressing to Regional Director in 2021, before his new appointment as Director.

Partner Zander Muego welcomed the appointment and said Paterson’s vast experience and abilities will be a huge asset to the leadership team.

Muego said: “Hamish has developed extensive knowledge and experience of the industry since he joined the business and his dedication and contributions to T&A over the years have proved immeasurable.

“Having made key contributions to a wide variety of assignments across public and private sectors, he has been instrumental in significant growth for the business, securing new clients and doubling the size of his team during his time as Regional Director.

“Hamish will now lead the UK building surveying business, and with his innovative leadership, we are confident he will continue to thrive and grow the business and bring a new energy and passion to the senior management team.”