LEADING independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has added to its growing team with the appointment of Edward Carter in the new role of director of facilities and asset management consultancy services.

Edward, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the sector, will lead the development and growth of Pick Everard’s facilities and asset management consultancy and strengthen the firm’s ability to engage with clients at a strategic level.

Alastair Hamilton, partner at Pick Everard, said: “We created this new role to enhance our profile and strengthen our position in the asset management market place. With his depth of experience and knowledge of the industry, Edward is the ideal candidate for this role and I’d like to welcome him to the Pick Everard team.

“Edward has worked with a diverse range of high-profile clients across the UK, in both the private and public sector and his expertise will provide us with a robust platform on which to strategically advise clients on facilities and asset performance, compliance and cost efficiency.”

The appointment has come at an important time of growth for the business, which has recently opened new offices in both Bristol and Birmingham as well as expanded its team across its other sites in the UK.

Pick Everard has extensive experience in delivering property and asset management services for high profile national clients, which the firm believes will continue to grow following this significant appointment.

Edward, who will be relocating from London to the new Bristol office, was keen to join the company because of its excellent reputation and strong position in the market place.

He said: “In the course of working in the industry you tend to get to know how other organisations in your field are operating and developing. Pick Everard has always come across as a very solid and innovative company and I have been impressed by the organisation, and its employees, when I’ve encountered them in my previous role at property consultant and facilities management company Mace Macro.”

In his new position, Edward is keen to add value to the company’s operation, supporting its mission, strategy and ongoing growth plans.

He said: “My role will be focused on the growth and development of strategic advisory services and I am looking to build on the firm’s existing relationships as well as develop greenfield opportunities with new clients.’’