Ridge Boosts Commitment to East Midlands with Senior Hires

03 June 2019

Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge), an award-winning, multidiscipline property and construction consultancy, is expanding its Building Services and Architecture teams in the East Midlands with the appointment of Amanda Hancock and Genine Ziegler as Associates in the firm’s Leicester office.

Amanda, who has over 20 years’ experience as a Building Services Engineer, joins Ridge to lead the consultancy’s Building Services team in the region which designs and manages the installation, testing and commissioning of new systems within existing and new buildings as well as within infrastructure projects. Having spent the last seven years working across the East Midlands, Amanda will use her experience and expertise in her new role to grow and develop the Building Services offer at Ridge across a range of Mechanical and Electrical services.

Genine, who joins Ridge to develop and lead the Architecture team in the East Midlands, brings 18 years’ worth of experience to the role. She has led teams nationally and regionally in designing and delivering projects across a variety of sectors including education, residential, logistics and infrastructure. Genine has also worked on several conservation projects and consequently gained entry onto the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Conservation Register.

Amanda Hancock commented: “I’ve been really impressed by the way Ridge consistently goes above and beyond to provide clients with creative solutions to the challenges they face. The team in Leicester is growing fast and working on some fascinating projects across the region.”

Genine Ziegler concluded: “Both Amanda and I are looking forward to growing our respective teams for Ridge in the East Midlands and building on the consultancy’s strong reputation. It’s an exciting time to be joining such an entrepreneurial and dynamic business.”

The Leicester office of Ridge employs 20 consultants and has worked on a number of high-profile projects across the East Midlands, including the refurbishment of Derby Hospital and a long-standing relationship with Boots.

Nationally, Ridge employs over 620 people in 11 offices across the UK and offers a unique range of property consultancy services. Since 2018, the business has grown by over 40 consultants, with plans to recruit more in 2019.

Matthew Francis, Leicester Office Managing Partner at Ridge, said:

Amanda and Genine have well-earned reputations within the industry and a passion for developing and leading strong teams. Both appointments are important milestones in growing our breadth of Building Services and Architecture expertise and ensuring we deliver high quality work for our clients across a range of sectors. We’re delighted to welcome Amanda and Genine to Ridge as we continue to invest in our presence in the East Midlands.