Ryden strengthens Planning team in Glasgow with new Partner appointment

Shahid Ali and Marc Giles

RYDEN has announced the recruitment of Shahid Ali as Partner to support the growth of its Scottish Planning Team.

Earlier this year, Marc Giles, a Partner in Ryden’s Planning team for 10 years and with over 20 years of industry experience, moved from Edinburgh to head up the Glasgow Planning department. The strategic appointment of Shahid further strengthens the Glasgow offer and together this new team will deliver the firm’s business plan objectives for the region.

Shahid is a Chartered Town Planner with 18 years’ experience in planning and development consultancy previously working as a Director at JLL following planning officer roles at Glasgow City Council and Dumfries and Galloway Council.

He specialises in providing strategic advice for complex major planning applications and negotiations with regulatory authorities across development sectors.

Robert Evans, Head of Planning at Ryden, commented: “I am delighted Shahid has joined our team. He is a talented and very well-regarded individual whose skill set, extensive knowledge and expertise will allow us to continue to develop the scope of our consultancy service.”

Marc Giles, Planning Partner in Glasgow, also said: “Shahid’s track record is exceptional in delivering major planning consents for high profile city centre developments. We’re looking forward to working with him and continuing to develop Ryden’s planning service in Glasgow.”

Shahid added: “I’m very excited to be part of such a prestigious team in the industry. I’m confident my experience will translate well to Ryden’s extensive client portfolio, and I’m looking forward to contributing to their success.”
Ryden Planning is a dedicated and respected service, advising commercial developers and investors on a full range of projects across all sectors in both urban and rural areas of the UK. 

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