Truro and Falmouth-based environmental and engineering consultancy Wardell Armstrong International (WAI) has broadened its range of development and regeneration services by securing industry expert John Dobson as an associate consultant.
Working through his company Perspicere Ltd, Dobson will build on WAI’s already extensive knowledge for clients across the south west providing expertise in regeneration, planning, economic and residential development.
Nick Coppin, managing director of WAI said: “John has over 20 years experience in the property industry for both public and private sectors identifying, procuring and managing development and regeneration schemes.
“His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to us in coordinating and forging relationships with key stakeholders such as landowners and developers.
“With RDA grant funding for Cornwall now secured as match funding for the last tranche of convergence money, it’s important the region has the skills like this necessary to get the economy moving again and build on the success of the last decade.”
Dobson’s career started in Yorkshire working on regenerating former industrial sites before moving to Cornwall in 2001 to join the South West RDA as principal development manager in Truro.
His most significant role in Cornwall to date was as deputy chief executive and director of development for the Camborne Pool Redruth Urban Regeneration Company. He has most recently worked for one of the UK’s largest providers of affordable Homes, the Places For People Group developing its business interests across the region.
Dobson’s role with WAI is to compliment its technical services in environmental engineering, land reclamation and environmental planning and explore new areas of business opportunity particularly developing strong relationships with the new formed Cornwall Council and the national Homes and Communities Agency.
He said: “I am delighted to be working with WAI and complementing the skills of its strong technical and engineering team based in here in Cornwall. Despite the difficult economic climate, businesses continue to need top quality advice and it is important to respond effectively and innovatively to their needs – standing still is not an option.”
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