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CLUTTONS WELCOMES NEW GRADUATES AND ROLLS OUT NEW PROCESS FOCUSSED ON INCLUSIVITY

Cluttons has welcomed its new cohort of graduates and, for the first time, their rotation includes a stint in business development and research. The move comes as the company seeks to balance out the value associated with both the fee earning and the operational side of the business, alongside other diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Lewis Quinn and Nancy Taylor join the infrastructure team; Elise Rutler and Jamie Katz start in commercial valuations; Jessie Leung is with business development and research; Tom Woodfield joins transactions and development agency, Tara Bellamy starts in residential valuations and Will Simpkins in residential agency.

Cluttons is known for its progressive approach to developing staff with a number of rising stars fast-tracked in recent years to senior fee-earning positions thanks to their behaviour, commitment and expertise.

The company has also been working hard to diversify the business for the long-term. At the end of last year, the company promoted Nicholas Potter to equity partner which is the first non-fee earner to earn that position, while it recently appointed Paula Viner as marketing and BD director to spearhead further growth. These moves demonstrate the company’s understanding of the importance of operational talent – traditionally seen as ‘support’ – to the future of the business where both fee earners and operational staff alike have the opportunity to progress and shine.

James Gray, managing partner at Cluttons, said: “Myself and the wider Cluttons leadership team have invested significant time in developing an inclusive business with a culture that promotes talent and diversity at all levels. We are pleased that this new group of graduates is well-balanced in terms of their talent, background and gender. We have also sought to innovate in our rotation process demonstrating in particular that business development skills and an understanding of how to use research effectively are critical to the future success of the company. We are excited to help the new graduates develop their careers here at Cluttons.”

In its recent promotions round, over 75% of those successful were from underrepresented groups which underpins the company’s commitment to a more diverse future leadership team.