Williams leaves DTZ for DJ Deloitte

Drivers Jonas Deloitte has recruited Simon Williams from DTZ as a partner in its capital markets team in Manchester with responsibility for retail investment and central government procurement.

Simon WilliamsWilliams, pictured, joined DTZ as part of the acquisition of Donaldsons where he was a partner and sat on the Donaldsons European management board.

The hire is part of the alignment process following the takeover of Drivers Jonas by Deloitte, with DJ growing to suit the markets currently served by Deloitte including retail investors and developers as well as banks, and the public sector.

Simon Bedford, head of Drivers Jonas Deloitte in Manchester, said: "We are delighted to welcome someone of Simon's calibre and expertise to the firm. With his unrivalled experience and industry knowledge, we can now offer clients a more distinctive service; coupled with the financial and business acumen of the wider Deloitte firm. We look forward to having Simon take a strategic role in leading and developing our business."

Williams will speak at Drivers Jonas Deloitte's 'Retailing in uncertain times' seminar during the British Council of Shopping Centres annual conference in Manchester on 1 November.

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