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Marrons announces two promotions 

Written by: Prithvi Pandya
Published on: 15 May 2023

Simon and Karen [square]Planning, design and architecture consultancy Marrons has announced two promotions across its planning and socio-economics teams.

Simon Macklen, based at the consultancy’s London hub but working nationally, has been promoted to partner.

Macklen has more than 25 years of experience and joined the consultancy 18 months ago. He has developed the specialist practice area including growing the team with the appointment of economics director Dan Usher last year.

Karen Brightman, who is based in Leicester, has been promoted to planning director after two years with the consultancy.

Brightman has “significant” experience in the public sector, working with clients to obtain planning permission and unlock the value in their sites. She will be working on large-scale housing developments, schemes and commercial developments, taking on larger and more complex projects in her new role as planning director.

She will also be leading and coaching team members, as well as being responsible for growing the practice in Leicester and beyond.

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