North-East firm appoints new partner

Mike Young has joined the team at George F White.
Mike Young has joined the team at George F White.

Land, property and business consultancy George F White – which has an office in Alnwick – has appointed a new equity partner in a huge recruitment move for the firm.

Mike Young joins the firm with more than 21 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor. During his career, he has developed a specialist range of expertise through the management and development of private and public owned minerals and waste-property estates.

Mike’s specialist expertise includes contract negotiation, planning and environmental assessment, strategic site appraisal and evaluation, estate management and compulsory purchase and compensation.

Mike said: “My new position is a dual role as equity partner and head of commercial property. From a leadership perspective as a partner, a key focus will be developing the regional strategy.

“As head of Northumberland and Borders, I will be working closely with all business teams, to understand their view points and then ensure my leadership style compliments this.

“As head of commercial property, I will be focused on business-related property including minerals, waste and recycling, industrial and manufacturing, office, retail and distribution and logistics. I’m looking forward to working closely with our existing commercial property clients while developing new clients in this key area of growth. It’s a great time to join George F White and I can’t wait to get involved.”

Robyn Peat, managing partner at George F White, is delighted to have Mike on board. He said: “It’s a great coup to recruit a man of Mike’s niche talent, leadership qualities and industry expertise.

“His experience, especially in the land and mineral resources field, will strengthen our delivery in this growing service area and enable us to expand our client base in this sector nationally.”