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Change at the top for management consultants

Posted on 17 May 2023

Change at the top for management consultants

A commercial management firm, specialising in planning, dispute resolution and Expert Witness services, is looking ahead to a successful year following four major promotions.

Blake Newport, which has offices in London, Leeds and Darlington, works in the construction, engineering and outsourcing industries. It works on projects ranging from public infrastructure projects in transport, energy and water supply through to major PFI and IT outsourcing contracts in both the public and private sectors.

Following a period of growth and business development, London-based Gary Bone and Justin Prince have been promoted from associate director to director roles. Meanwhile, senior consultants Steven Blake and James Knox, both based in the Darlington office, have been promoted to associate directors.

From the London base, Justin and Gary will manage the business across the South East, meeting the business’s need to have senior management roles based in the region. 

Greg Brownlee Blake Newport’s managing director said: “These promotions are part of an ongoing period of growth for Blake Newport, in terms of both headcount and turnover.

“This growth is largely down to an increased focus on business development on our part, along with an increasing need for high quality consultancy and dispute resolution services in the sectors we target.”

In the North, the two new associate directors will manage the firm’s increased focus on business development.

James said: “Steven and I are looking forward to continuing to raise the profile of Blake Newport in the Teesside area and across the wider North.

“It’s rewarding to see my career progressing with Blake Newport and the greater capacity we have for business development in the region will help the firm continue to flourish.”

Blake Newport has more than 40 years of experience in numerous sectors and works with clients across the world, including Europe, the USA, South Africa, Bahrain, Japan, Malaysia, India and Oman.

For more information about the group or its range of services, visit blakenewport.co.uk