Curtin & Co:
Political engagement is at the heart of successful development. Curtin&Co is a specialist in political engagement and community consultation. Based on our consultants' own direct political experience, we devise bespoke campaigns for each project to provide the greatest chance of success.
There are always people who will support a development proposal and Curtin&Co is expert in mobilising them to act on our clients' behalf. By building real relationships with communities, our clients benefit from an enhanced reputation and politicians and residents have a sense of ownership of the project. In short, Curtin&Co can measurably increase your chances of success at planning committee and ensure that your brand is viewed positively.
We believe that the best solutions are yet to be discovered and the best outcomes yet to be delivered. A deep knowledge of how cities work and development is optimised is a given for every one of our staff. The value added is knowing how to deliver, at pace, projects that sit at the interface of public and private sector.
We prepare organisations for change and help them implement it. In the regeneration sector this means we create a strategy, turn that into a optimised programme, and turn that into well designed projects. We do this through gaining an intimate understanding of your business, a relentless focus on delivery, and the use of techniques that challenge the status quo and bridge traditional disciplines.
We pride and differentiate ourselves on the quality of our staff: their ability to understand customer problems, to intelligently challenge, and to act flexibly, creatively and with integrity in realising beneficial solutions. We all have an intolerance for inertia and a desire to help our client's progress rapidly toward their goals.
Knight Frank is the world's largest independently owned property consultant with 2,000 staff in 84 offices in the UK.
Knight Frank's roots lie in residential property in London. From our background as London's top residential agent, Knight Frank set up the first department dedicated to adding value for London's residential developers through the entire development process in 1989.
The residential development team offers land owners and developers a comprehensive portfolio of tailored services covering every aspect of the development cycle from initial feasibility through to the sale of development sites. All of this is supported by market leading research, new homes, affordable housing and capital markets teams.
For nearly a century, Montagu Evans has helped its clients shape some of the UK's largest commercial, residential and mixed-use property development projects.
Our unique partnership structure allows us greater flexibility to put our most senior and experienced people on every job, meaning we can put our clients' needs first – that is why we continue to remain a partnership and one of the UK's largest owner-managed surveying firms.
As a partnership we understand the value of our people; they and our clients are at the heart of our business – many of our relationships span decades of working successfully together. With a growing partnership of over 350 people, based in our UK offices, focused on four key sectors – Housing, Retail, Business Space and Public Sector, our Partners are involved in every step. From their personal involvement on all projects and accessibility to clients, through to their hands-on approach training and supporting many of our skilled associates and upcoming graduate talent. The Partners' commitment, passion and experience are what makes Montagu Evans one of the UK's most successful planning and development advisers.
U+I is a specialist regeneration developer and investor.
With a £6bn portfolio of complex, mixed-use, community-focused regeneration projects including a £200m investment portfolio, we are unlocking urban sites bristling with potential in the London, Manchester and Dublin city regions. We exist to create long-term socioeconomic benefit for the communities in which we work, delivering sustainable returns to our shareholders. We specialise in working in partnership with the public sector.
Willmott Dixon was founded in 1852 and is now a one billion pound turnover, family-owned private contracting and fit-out company. Today it is led by Rick Willmott - the fifth generation of the Willmott family to lead the business. With its reputation for quality, Willmott Dixon has grown to become one of the UK's most recognisable brands for the built environment.
We believe that one of the things to make us unique is our ability to embed strong family values of loyalty, respect, honesty and openness in everything we do – while still remaining a competitive company, providing value for money for our customers.
Although we are a large company, our network of local delivery offices ensures that we are able to develop projects which meet the unique needs of the communities we serve.
Creating a great workplace for all our employees is important to deliver exemplary buildings and this ethos was supported when we were placed as the 14th best company to work for from the ‘100 best companies to work for 2017’. As the company grows, we are invested in working as ‘one team’ to ensure we continually deliver exceptional projects to our customers.