Matthews & Goodman, has appointed Matt Blaydon, former head of Manchester building consultancy at GL Hearn, as a partner.

Based in Manchester, Blaydon, who has more than building consultancy experience, will be an integral part of a multi-disciplined team, advising the firm’s existing clients as well as new prospects. He will provide building consultancy advice to organisations across the North West.

Commenting on his appointment Matt said: “Matthews & Goodman is a long-established and well-respected brand, which is why I jumped at the chance to join the firm.

“There are two things which really excite me - working in a collaborative environment for clients which range from major brands to SMEs and, working for an independent company which puts the client front and centre in helping them mitigate risks, maximise value and achieve their real estate goals.”

John Owen, Matthews & Goodman’s head of building consultancy, added: “Matt’s experience, expertise and drive were a known commodity and the diversity of his experience will prove a significant advantage in growing our building consultancy team, both in terms of the advice we provide to clients, as well as counsel he will provide colleagues.”