The region’s fastest growing property firm has welcomed a new director to head its planning and design arm amid continued and significant expansion.

Chartered surveyors and estate agents Bradley Hall, one of the most active agents in the region, has appointed Mark Ketley to oversee BH Planning and Design from its head office in Newcastle City Centre.

Mark joins the firm following a successful career within local authority planning. He spent over ten years with Northumberland County Council, which included his most recent role as head of planning services.

Mark will run BH Planning and Design alongside director Christopher Whitehouse, who joined the firm in 2017. Mark’s role will include overseeing planning applications, development appraisals, architectural design including landscape and master planning, building regulations, planning appeals and project management.

Mark said: “In recent years Bradley Hall has rapidly became a key player in the North East property industry, and I am delighted to join a team of professional industry experts with an outstanding track record.

“My role will include managing a number of exciting projects while attracting new business and growing the BH Planning and Design team. I am looking forward to playing a part in the changing landscape of the region at an exciting time of development and opportunity for the North East.”

His appointment will also see the expansion of the company’s planning and design arm which has been introduced to continue and grow the firm’s ability to provide a full-service approach to all aspects of both commercial and residential property.

Bradley Hall managing director Neil Hart said; “Mark’s experience and knowledge of the industry made him the perfect fit as the new director of our planning and design arm of the business. This further supports our full-service agency approach as we look to attract new clients and projects across the board.

“Our recent senior appointments are further fuelling the steady growth of the business and future proofing our continued success. We are recruiting the best talent in the industry to offer clients of all sectors and sizes the highest quality services and solutions.”