Colin Lavety promoted to partner at Barton Willmore
Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has announced the promotion of Colin Lavety to partner in its Scotland office.
Michael Ward has also been appointed as an urban design director in Scotland as part of the UK-wide appointments and promotions round.
Mr Lavety joined Barton Willmore in 2015 and has led its Scottish planning team. He will work closely with fellow Scotland partner Stephen Tucker to secure continued growth and development across Scotland and sustain his focus on the delivery of the practice’s town planning and engagement services, integrated with the business’ established masterplanning offer.
This will include an ongoing focus on residential, industrial, commercial, infrastructure, energy and renewables projects.
Senior partner Mark Sitch said: “Rewarding talent within the business is always a genuine pleasure, and these promotions reflect the impressive contribution these individuals have made to the growth and development of Barton Willmore and the UK built environment at large.
“The challenges ahead for our sector, from the climate crisis to rebuilding after the pandemic, require the best and brightest minds to deliver the innovation and problem solving we need – and we look forward to the leadership and creativity this new group will bring to the table.”
Senior partner Iain Painting added: “This round of promotions across all levels is a further example of the breadth and depth of talent within our business, across all our disciplines – something we are developing further through our newly revised graduate scheme.
“We’re committed to delivering the highest standard of advice and support for our clients and continuing to create and inform progressive, healthy places across the UK.
“We continually recognise the dedication and commitment of our people and provide a rewarding, autonomous and inspiring career to our entire team, which includes a clear pathway for career development, and the opportunity to develop expertise in our ever changing area of consultancy.”