Paragon promotes 13 people including three directors following £22m merger

Paragon promotes 13 people including three directors following £22m merger

Independent building and project consultancy Paragon has further invested in its UK-wide team with the promotion of 13 people, following its £22m merger earlier this year.

Now one of the largest independent consultancies in the UK with nearly 200 employees, Paragon made the promotions across various service lines including building surveying, project management, quantity surveying, bank monitoring and environmental.  

In the London office, seven people have received promotions, including Charlie Knox who becomes director in the environmental and sustainability team and Paul Arthur who is now director in building surveying. Katie Smith, Dan Baluk, Karl Taverner and Rob Houlton are now associate directors in building surveying and Dan Snape becomes senior project manager in the projects team. 

In Esher, six promotions have been confirmed, including Mike O’Dell who becomes director in the bank monitoring team. The associate director promotions include Mark Merritt in the bank monitoring team and Tom Wylie in quantity surveying. Simon Hobson becomes senior project manager in the projects team, Jack Nowicki senior quantity surveyor and Ian Honor senior building surveyor.

Commenting on the round of promotions, Paragon joint managing director, Robert Perry, said: “This has been an incredibly successful and momentous year for Paragon. We are currently advising on projects with a total construction value in excess of £5bn, which is not only testament to our excellent reputation in the industry, but also demonstrates the high calibre of talent in our teams across the UK. 

“We have a distinct culture which creates a committed and unified team, and we know how important it is to recognise people who go above and beyond for the business. These promotions are a great way to celebrate our people and reward their efforts, as they continue to deliver outstanding work that exceeds our clients’ expectations.”

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