AG Built Environment Consultancy has restructured its board as it continues with plans for further growth.
The founders of the specialist built environment consultancy, Jonathan Shaw and Andrew Whittle have been promoted to chief executive and managing director, respectively.
Johnathan Shaw will now focus on the firm’s future strategy, with a view on developing additional services to service growing demand for the consultancy’s expertise, while Andrew Whittle will now take over the day-to-day running of the business.
Established over 15 years ago in Preston, the firm has been organically growing, but in the last three years, it has expanded its service line and offering due to increased demand for specialist support.
Early this year, AG recruited new teams to develop the firm’s growing presence in the housing sector while also launching a new Sustainability and Energy Performance Advisory service, which has witnessed significant demand.
Jonathan Shaw, AG’s chief executive officer, said: “After 15 happy years developing the business, and in my role as MD at the firm, I began to notice a shift in what was required from that role. The vision and strategies for the business were moving us along, but far more attention was needed on the day-to-day management of the business.
“Along with Andrew Whittle, my friend and business partner, and our fellow board members, we decided we should restructure the board with my focus being on the future strategic direction of the business and planning its next phase of growth, which offers us many opportunities. Andrew Whittle will make a fantastic managing director, and I look forward to working alongside him in continuing to build what I think is a great business.”
Andrew Whittle, managing director, added: “The past 15 years have been incredibly enjoyable, and together we’ve built a strong team that shares our vision and, importantly, is pulling in the same direction.
“I’m looking forward to the next chapter in our firm’s history and working with my fellow directors and colleagues to help our clients build a built environment of the future.”
The firm, which is based in Preston and Manchester, has recently opened a base in Liverpool and now employs 50 people across its three sites.
In November 2022, Building magazine published its influential consultants’ league table and named AG one of the top 150 consultants in the UK.