Carter Jonas Bolsters Infrastructure and Energy Team With Four Hires in Leeds
Date of Article
Aug 16 2021
Property services

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Carter Jonas has boosted its national Infrastructure and Energy team with four new appointments in Leeds.

Serena Leach and Richard Loerns join as Senior Surveyors. Serena returns to Carter Jonas from Bidwells. With six years of experience in the property industry, she has worked across several sectors including, infrastructure, rural and residential development. At Carter Jonas, she will focus on advising and supporting transport, energy and regeneration projects. 

With over five years of experience, Richard joins from York-based Smith Tunbridge Ayres Surveyors and Property Consultants. He has an established track record in the region, acting for clients across the office, industrial and retail sectors. At Carter Jonas, he will focus on asset management, development and utility consultancy work across a range of energy clients.

Jake Copsey joins Carter Jonas as an Energy Specialist to enhance the firm’s utility brokerage service. He will focus on expanding this offering to clients, advising on both gas and electrical import supplies and renewable exports. Copsey joins from Engie Power Limited, where he worked as an analyst reviewing energy consumption to support client contracts.

George Oldroyd also joins as an Energy Specialist focusing on energy projects (primarily solar) and associated infrastructure. Joining from Bank Group with more than five years of experience, he advises landowners and developers on land referencing, site suitability, feasibility, planning, technology selection, land assembly and project delivery. 

Charles Hardcastle
, Head of Energy, Carter Jonas, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Serena, Richard, Jake and George to our growing team. Their broad range of experience, from planning and development processes through to energy brokerage, boost our capability and help to offer our clients an industry-leading service across the infrastructure and energy field. As a team already working on projects set to deliver over 15GW of new generating capacity across the UK, the diverse skills and expertise of the team are increasingly called upon from both our clients and our own network.”