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Colliers recognises hard work of employees as six are promoted across the North West and new talent joins the office


Leading diversified professional services and investment management company, Colliers has recognised six staff across Manchester and Liverpool in its annual promotions process and is growing the office with the appointment of a new Regional Facilities Manager and two new graduates.

Sophie Atwood from Colliers’ Rating team in Liverpool has been promoted to Director and Jonathan Stirzaker-Philips in Project & Building Consultancy has been promoted to Associate Director. Meanwhile, Paddy Kennedy (National Offices), Nathan Khanverdi (Industrial & Logistics) and Rachel Lancaster (Investment Property Management) have all been promoted to Senior Surveyor, based in Manchester, and Sam Gidley has become Senior Business Support for the Industrial & Logistics team.

These promotions coincide with growth in Colliers’ Manchester office with the appointment of James Ward as Regional Facilities Manager, joining the Investment Property Management team from Cushman & Wakefield. Colliers has also welcomed two new graduates to its Manchester office; Rachel Lever to Valuations and Kelly Jones to Rating.

Head of Colliers’ Manchester office, Dominic Pozzoni, said: “2020 was an exceptional year in so many ways, so I am proud to see the hard work and dedication shown by these six exceptional candidates being recognised. The motivation and spirit our people showed throughout last year to keep striving for excellence, despite the challenges we all faced was inspirational. We have started the new year on a positive note, welcoming new young talent to our Manchester office and I look forward to further building on these strong foundations as we look ahead to 2021 and beyond.”

Nationally Colliers made 83 promotions - 17 were promoted to Director level, 27 to Associate Director, with a further 39 being promoted to Senior Surveyor/Senior Business Support.

Tony Horrell, Colliers’ CEO UK & Ireland, added: “I’d like to personally congratulate this exceptional cohort, who represent a diverse range of talents and expertise. Every one of them went above and beyond last year to provide service excellence in their roles, truly demonstrating the Colliers’ spirit.”

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Tony Horrell

Chief Executive Officer - UK and Ireland


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Tony is Chief Executive Officer, UK and Ireland.

Tony has been CEO for the UK and Ireland since 2010. He is responsible for the direction and growth of the UK business, which now employs over 900 people across 16 offices. His focus is on accelerating clients’ success locally and internationally through an enhanced level of service, whilst also retaining and recruiting some of the best talent in the commercial property sector.

Tony is a member of Colliers International’s EMEA Board and Global Senior Executive team, which sets the vision and strategy for the company.

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Dominic is a Director of the National Offices Team in Manchester, with 25 years experience in the Real Estate profession, focused on the North West region. Dominic offers a depth and breadth of commercial experience to Investors, Developers, Landlords and Occupiers with particular regard to offices and complex mixed use schemes. He has a focus on procurement of Planning, Development, Acquisition and Disposal of office, leisure and mixed use developments. Strong working relationships have been formed with a wide and varied contact base of key landowners throughout the North West which has resulted in a robust track record of delivering performance for Colliers clients in a competitive market place. 

Dominic leads the Manchester Office Leasing Agency team and has an excellent track record of maximizing clients asset’s value by advising on asset management strategy, building refurbishment and occupational requirements.

Dominic was during the period from 1993 to 2004 a Partner at Manchester based Edwards & Co Chartered Surveyors. Extensive experience was gained in advising property developers, funds and occupiers on their commercial real estate portfolio.

From 2004 to 2016 significant development experience was achieved as Director at a major North West based commercial property developer and investment company. This role involved managing many key development projects and land acquisitions / disposals for mixed use developments, residential, commercial and hotel uses. The role allowed him to work closely with Local Authorities, planners and numerous professional consultants.

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