Trio of new recruits for Russell Bolton

May 2021

A recently launched project management, cost consultancy, property and construction advisory firm has made a hat-trick of new hires after a “blistering start” to 2021.

Russell Bolton Consulting, which is based on King Street in Manchester, has recruited Riyaaz Patel, Syrrun Adnan and Cath Ronan from Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) to join their growing team in the city.

The firm was launched in February 2021 by senior property professionals, Russell Bolton and David Litherland, and has since been appointed to provide consultancy services for over £100million of real estate projects across the North West.

Riyaaz is a chartered surveyor and project manager and joins the firm as an associate in its project management team.

He has over 24 of years’ experience across a range of sectors and has worked on some landmark projects including a £140m scheme to redevelop Newport town centre and the development of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) for the University of Manchester.

Syrrun joins as an associate in the firm’s cost consultancy team. Having spent 15 years in the industry, he has worked on construction projects with values up to £60 million for clients such as Manchester Airports Group, The University of Manchester, Aviva Investors, HSBC, Associated British Ports, and ITV.

Cath joins as the firm’s business manager and will take a lead role across all business operations covering finance, compliance, health and safety, employee engagement and productivity.

Speaking on the new appointments, David Litherland, co-founder and director, said: “We believe we can make a difference on every project and to do that we must attract highly qualified and motivated professionals.

“Riyaaz, Syrrun and Cath bring stand-out capabilities and experience to the firm and we are delighted to have them on the team. We have made a blistering start to 2021 and have been bowled over by the positive response since launching the firm.

“The team is looking forward to working on a range of projects that will help transform cities and neighbourhoods, which in turn will benefit millions of people.”

Speaking on the appointment, Riyaaz said: “I was really impressed by the vision of the firm, its commitment to make a difference and its plans for building a strong team in Manchester. I feel that this is an exciting journey and I am delighted to be part of it.”

Syrrun added: “I felt the firm will be the ideal environment for me to develop, grow and work with some great clients and colleagues. Client service and impact comes first here and this is very much aligned to my ethos.”

Cath said added: “The firm has very exciting plans and I am looking forward to helping the leaders create a strong operational infrastructure that helps our people deliver an outstanding service, while realising our business goals.”

Russell Bolton Consulting was founded in 2021 and provides cost consultancy, project management and advisory services to clients across multiple sectors.