Richard started his career in Town and Country Planning before becoming dual qualified in Economic Development and Regeneration, his specialist field. He was the Deputy Chief Executive of the District of Easington until 2002 when he was appointed as Chief Executive of Tynedale Council in Northumberland, a post he held for six years. During that time he led the authority to significant success, attaining a number of national awards for excellence and innovation. Following reorganisation of Local Government in 2008, Richard was appointed as Executive Director to the new organisation leading a range of services with an overall budget of £110m and over 3,000 staff. In 2011, he left Northumberland to join Lugano as Development Director.
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Scott, a former Local Authority Planner, commenced work in private practice with Ward Hadaway in 2003. He was appointed as an Associate in 2006. In 2008 he ventured for pastures new, taking on a role as Director in the regional office of GVA. During his time in private practice he developed significant experience in Masterplanning projects related to the regeneration of large scale brownfield opportunities including those associated with employment sites in Washington, Sunderland & Newcastle. He has acted as an advisor to Tees Valley Regeneration and PD Ports regarding the issues associated with the masterplan development at Victoria Harbour (2500 dwelling units and 1m sq. ft. of commercial space). During his time with Lugano, Scott has directed the provision of development strategies including the preparation of masterplans assessing the impact on surrounding areas for new developments at Birney Hill, and the exemplary Garden Village at Dissington.
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Qualified as a commercial solicitor in 1986 with London firm, Gouldens, and became a partner in 1991. Re-located to Newcastle in 1996 and joined Watson Burton as a partner. Allan was Head of Commercial and Property Disputes at Watson Burton and also managed the firm’s Leeds office until joining Lugano in 2009. Responsible for legal, transactional, and administrative issues, and the day to day management of the Lugano portfolio, in conjunction with Victoria.
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Qualified as a chartered commercial surveyor in 2009 with CB Richard Ellis, Leeds. Victoria re-located to Newcastle when she joined Lugano in 2011 and is responsible for the management of Luganos commercial property portfolio including Landlord & Tenant matters, Development, Agency and Property Management.
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