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Justin Tuckwell has been with Rapleys for 21 years. Credit: via Rapleys

Tuckwell becomes Rapleys managing partner

Head of building consultancy Justin Tuckwell has been promoted to managing partner and Nick Fell to head of residential in the Manchester team, as part of a leadership rejig.

The management reorganisation comes as the property and planning consultancy launches a new brand aimed at positioning it for its next phase of growth.

Tuckwell has worked at Rapleys for 21 years, most recently as partner and head of building consultancy. Prior to that, he was a building surveyor at Currell, part of the Savills Group.

He took up the newly created managing partner post at Rapleys at the beginning of this month. Alongside senior partner Robert Clarke, Tuckwell will work to drive operations, business growth, and market positioning, and oversee the company’s internal and external people strategy.

Fell, who was previously partner and head of affordable housing at Rapleys and has been with the firm since 2015, becomes head of residential, taking over from Angus Irvine, who will focus on residential and land agency.

The wider rebrand sees the business repositioned around four service lines – building consultancy, commercial, planning, and residential – in an effort to provide a full and streamlined set of services to clients. Previously there were 17 service lines, including a building services and sustainability consultancy launched in May, under the building consultancy umbrella.

The firm intends to continuing focussing on its core industry sectors, which include automotive, roadside and trade counters, retail and food stores, residential (especially, build to rent and affordable housing), healthcare, and retirement.

There have also been associated investments made across the business, such as other hires outside the North West, in workplace improvements, and in technology.

Said Tuckwell: “With a more focused growth strategy comes the need to invest in the brand, the infrastructure, and most importantly, our people. We are radically shaking up the traditional employee experience and benefits to ensure that we really do provide a best practice work environment and career development.

“By having healthy, happy and motivated people, our clients will continue to benefit from their creativity, proactivity and best-in-class advice.”

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