Appointments: Kirstie Somerville, David Williams and David Stobbs join North Associates

North Associates have appointed a financial director, Kirstie Somerville, plus two regional directors, David Williams and David Stobbs

Kirstie Somerville
Kirstie Somerville

North Associates, the land and property specialists, have appointed a financial director, Kirstie Somerville, plus two regional directors, David Williams and David Stobbs, both of whom will operate across the North, with an expanded Tees office in Wynyard Park.

These appointments add to the services offered by Nick Crass, the North East-based chartered surveyor, whose long-established practice was acquired by North Associates in 2013.

Andy Ross, managing director of North Associates, said: “As we continue to grow, we wanted to add even greater expertise to the team. David Williams and David Stobbs are highly-regarded professionals who will bring a greater depth to our services.

“Kirstie, as a chartered accountant, will be working closely with like-minded professionals to ensure clients get the best advice. We are confident that our clients will be delighted with these three major appointments. “

David Williams is a chartered surveyor with more than 20 years’ experience in commercial property investment and development. He said: “North Associates offers a unique and exciting approach to both new and existing clients. This approach, centring around helping clients maximise their asset value, is what attracted me to join the company.

David Williams
David Williams

“We place the client’s business at the centre of our business and break away from the traditional way of doing things that typically exists in our industry. The enthusiasm within the business and its growth to date are incredible and I am looking forward to rolling out our offer into the regions and in helping our clients, prosper and grow.”

David Stobbs has previously been a director of a number of national housebuilders and run his own company. As former chairman of the NE Region House Builders Federation planning committee, he brings a wealth of experience in land and planning.

David commented: “The North East is a key focal point in the growth of North Associates. Acting on behalf of land owners in the delivery of their key assets, providing property solutions, maximising development potential and protecting value are the fundamental principles on which North Associates are founded.

“I am very much looking forward to working with North East landowners and developers to ensure that our clients prosper and grow in a strengthening economy.”

David Stobbs
David Stobbs

Kirstie Somerville joins from David Allen Chartered Accountants. This appointment marks a strengthening of the board and a further step in the dynamic growth of North Associates.

She said: “The economy is definitely on the upturn. How organisations and individuals make the best use of land and property is a key component in growth, and I can see that there is real

potential for North Associates’ unique approach to help drive that. I’m looking forward to helping North Associates, and our clients, prosper and grow.”

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