North East planning specialists Hedley Planning Services has promoted Joe Ridgeon to director.
The move will see him working alongside managing director Sean Hedley on the growth of the Hexham-based firm, new business development and strategic planning matters for residential and commercial clients across Northumberland and County Durham.
He will also be involved in overseeing expansion into new regions, notably Teesside and Yorkshire, to tap into strong demand for the company’s strategic land promotion expertise.
Joe Ridgeon brings more than 10 years’ experience and expertise in planning to Hedley Planning Services, which saw a 25% increase in trade in 2018 as well as expanding the range of services offered by the company.
New work and clients have also boosted workforce numbers, with the firm currently employing six specialists providing a range of services and expertise.
Sean Hedley, who established the company in 2012, said: “Joe’s promotion is well-deserved. Since joining us, our clients have benefitted from his strategic insight, development management experience, and creative approach to finding sustainable solutions for developing estates, land and assets.
“He has a commitment to quality and has given a vast contribution to both our existing and new clients.”