The Manchester-based planning consultancy has added to its retail team with the appointment of Alex Eatough as senior planner.
Eatough joined from the Manchester office of JLL where she worked since May 2013. Before JLL she was part of the real estate team at Deloitte.
Clients at HOW will include Aldi and Lateral Properties.
Richard Woodford, partner at HOW Planning, said: "We've been able to make a very significant appointment with Alex and welcome her to the team. In 2014 we gained a number of major new clients, with our retail portfolio in particular experiencing significant expansion.
"Alex's appointment will help ensure we can continue to focus on our business growth and help us prepare for a busy start to the year."