Chris Stevens, formerly head of the rating team at Lambert Smith Hampton's Manchester office, has joined GVA Grimley as director.
Stevens' appointment takes GVA Grimley's Manchester rating department to five. He joins Tony Baldwin, director and national rating head, and directors Steve Brown, Duncan Harkness and Alex Dickinson.
Stevens has 17 years of rating experience and has advised clients including Eversheds LLP, Royal Sun Alliance, BAE Systems and Cadbury.
Baldwin said: "Chris is a very valuable member of the rating team. His experience at Lambert Smith Hampton, and before that at NAI Fuller Peiser, where he was also head of the regional department, meant that his reputation preceded him and we were extremely pleased that he chose to accept the position at GVA Grimley."