Leading property consultancy makes two key promotions

Tim Shuldham and Struan McDougall of Fisher German

A leading property consultancy is looking to expand its influence in Yorkshire and the north Midlands after making two major promotions.

Tim Shuldham has become senior partner of Fisher German after 40 years in the property industry. He will take over the role from Charles Meynell, who is stepping down at the end of September.

And Yorkshireman Struan McDougall will take up Tim’s former role of Regional Managing Partner for the Yorkshire and North Midlands area.

Tim started in the property industry at Henry Spencer & Sons in Retford, Nottinghamshire, in 1979. It was taken over by the Halifax Building Society, and the rural part of the business was then separated out as Shuldham Calverley in 1989.

Tim joined Fisher German when Shuldham Calverley merged with the consultancy in 2010, and a major factor was the firm’s focus on fostering internal talent. He became Deputy Managing Partner in 2013 and served in this role until April this year.

Tim said: “The role of Senior Partner, like everything in Fisher German, is constantly developing as the business grows and I look forward to playing my part in taking the role forward from where Charles has brought it.

“When I first looked to merge Shuldham Calverley with Fisher German, one of the things that attracted me was the investment in young professionals and future leaders and I find it hugely rewarding seeing young people progress within the business.

“Charles has overseen the creation of our Pathway to Partnership and confirmed many promotions at all levels in the firm and I am looking forward to playing my part in continuing this work so we can offer the best level of service to our clients now and in the future.”

Struan McDougall has been with Fisher German since he graduated in 2011, and has risen rapidly through the business in that time.

His current work focuses primarily on strategic property management and consultancy advice to estates, private individuals and farming businesses in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Struan said: “I am delighted to have been asked to be the Regional Managing Partner for our Yorkshire and North Midlands region where there are many growth opportunities for us to explore.

“I was brought up in rural Yorkshire so it’s even more exciting to be working closely to expand our services into areas I know well.

“There is a lot to celebrate in our region, not least our second anniversary in the Doncaster office and a number of new appointments as we strengthen the Commercial, Rural and Utilities teams in the region.

“Tim has established a very successful region and will no doubt continue to provide us with his expertise in the Doncaster office to aid our ambitious growth plans and continue to support his long-standing clients.”