Bill Addy, an experienced senior director at developers including Iliad and David McLean, has left the corporate world to set up his own company.
Addy left Liverpool-based Iliad in September and launched The Addy Consultancy the following month, to provide 'advice across all aspects of development'.
He told Place: "You get to the time in life when you think 'should I do this for myself' and as I reached 30 years in the industry I thought now was a good time."
Prior to joining Iliad in 2006, Addy spent 15 years at David McLean, latterly as group business director.
Addy said he is currently working with Iliad on a consultancy basis to finish the £30m mixed-use Westgate Demonstrator Project in Rotherham and with Rotherham Council on another project.
He is also in talks with numerous undisclosed parties, including potential funding partners, with a view to delivering his own schemes.
"I will possibly go in to development if we can acquire the right sites. It would be on a smaller scale to what I'm used to. I'm working with people who have ready cash and equity and we have identified a number of sites in the North West."