CHARTERED building surveyor Rob Harper has re-joined property and construction consultants The LHL Group,as an associate director.

Mr Harper, who has a BSc (Hons) in building surveying, re-joins LHL Group’s Harrogate office.

He first joined Lightly & Lightly, which later became LHL Group following a merger, in 2001 as a graduate building surveyor. He left in 2010 and has worked throughout Yorkshire and the UK with an international property consultancy and also as an associate director role for a Yorkshire estate agency and property consultants.

The LHL Group, which works on commercial, residential, industrial and heritage projects in private, public and corporate sectors throughout the North, also has offices in York, Hull and Doncaster.

North Yorkshire law firm Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors has announced the appointment of two new directors.

Belinda-Jane Poulter and Ian Barnard’s appointment has taken the number of directors in the firm to 12 as it continues with its strategy of expansion and growth in the region.

The promotions come after they both successfully completed the Leadership and Development course within the firm earlier this year, and coincide with a rebrand at Crombie Wilkinson to its ambitious, proactive and modern approach.

Duncan Morter, managing director, said “The new directors will bring fresh skills, ideas, insight, knowledge and drive to our management team.

“We are very pleased to welcome Belinda and Ian as directors, a promotion they both deserve due to their hard work and commitment to delivering the best results for their clients and the firm.”

Ms Poulter began her career in the firm as a secretary in November 2002, progressing from secretary to trainee solicitor in the following year then from assistant solicitor to senior associate solicitor over the past 14 years. After initially working in the Family Team at Malton she now works full-time in the Private Client Team at York.

After becoming qualified in September 2001, Mr Barnard spent 13 years with a leading law firm in East Anglia specialising in all commercial and property matters including agricultural work. After joining Crombie Wilkinson in January 2014, Ian became the head of the Company Commercial team in May 2016.