Ridge makes senior London hire to drive private sector growth

21 March 2022

Property and construction consultancy Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge) has appointed Matthew Sumpter as Cost Management Partner to grow its private sector pipeline in the South East.

Matthew will lead the mixed-use cost management business in London, bringing a wealth of experience in the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors. He joins Ridge from global consultancy Gleeds, where he spent eight years delivering major mixed-use and regeneration projects for UK and international clients.

Matthew will drive the Ridge multidiscipline offer into the thriving commercial market in the South East, leveraging post-Covid growth in office space, new build opportunities, and repurposed buildings.

Speaking of his appointment, Matthew said:

“Ridge has a huge amount of in-house experience that opens the door to a lot of opportunities in the private sector. It’s always a challenge to grow into new markets, but there’s plenty of work to go after in the South East and we are uniquely placed to deliver.


“The commercial market is buoyant, having picked up post-Covid. Residential remains active, with London’s prime residential extremely attractive to overseas investors, and we’re also seeing a return for hotels and hospitality – which were hit hardest by the pandemic.”

Murray Farrant, Partner at Ridge and head of its London office, said:

“We are delighted to have Matthew onboard. He is incredibly active in the market and can drive our vision to grow into these sectors. Our London team has a strong reputation in the South East for delivering major projects; Matthew’s appointment will further strengthen Ridge in delivering quality services for new and existing clients on such major projects in the private sector.”

Matthew sits on the South East committee of the British Council for Offices (BCO) and is a member of The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

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You can contact Matthew by emailing matthewsumpter@ridge.co.uk or by calling 07827 303 365.