Independent planning consultancy NJL Consulting has recruited Annabel Partridge from Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners as senior planner.
Partridge will work on NJL's growing retail planning portfolio.
Nick Lee, managing partner of NJL, said: "We are seeing an upturn across our business and have considered adding to our team over the last four months. Annabel is an excellent planner who will no doubt be a long term asset to the business and to our clients."
NJL is based in Heald Green, Stockport.