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Former Sweett directors launch new consultancy

A new construction consultancy has been launched by two former Sweett directors and venture capital firm Hamilton Bradshaw Real Estate.

Leadership and Management was conceived by former Sweett Group director Paul Daniels to lead and manage property and construction projects.

Mr Daniels will be joined by co-founders Nigel Clarke, also formerly a director at Sweett, and Geoff Heppel, previously a director at Buro Four.

The consultancy will lead development, construction, fit out and refurbishment projects by providing services across the lifespan of projects.

Services will include development consultancy, project management, project planning, cost leadership, building surveying, health and safety consulting and asset management.

It will also develop its offering to include work for new businesses in emerging markets and sectors.

Founder and managing director Mr Daniels said: “With the skillsets and experience in our team, we will build upon our established reputation for being ‘project-makers’. 

“L+M’s services will shaped by the things our clients value so even when they’re not sure of exactly how to achieve their business goals, they trust us to create a solution that fits their requirements,” he added.

Ex-Dragon’s Den star James Cann invests in L+M

L+M has been launched with venture capital firm Hamilton Bradshaw Real Estate, set up by Faisal Butt and ex-Dragon’s Den dragon James Caan to invest in entrepreneurs with property-related businesses.

It is the firm’s sixth venture capital investment and it intends to invest over £10m over the next two to three years.

Entrepreneur and chairman at HBRE James Caan commented:“L+M fits our strategy of investing in exciting new property businesses that complement each other and bring something new to the platform.

“In Paul, Nigel and Geoff we have backed a vastly experienced team with a proven track record so I have every confidence that they will hit the ground running.”

Mr Daniels said the firm has already begun work on a number of high profile retail schemes.

“Many retail schemes were put on hold during the recession and now there’s a shortage of good stock that meets retailers’ requirements.

“At the same time, growth in online shopping is driving demand for different types of space as well as for more tesweettchnologically advanced property assets.

“We expect a substantial pipeline of shopping centre developments as well as upgrades to existing assets through extensions, refurbishments and new IT systems.”

L+M also intends to enter the luxury private residential, commercial, hotels and leisure sectors.

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