Press Release

Rapleys adds new head of Cost Consultancy & Project Management in line with latest strategic growth plan

Jack Cawthra


1st Feb 2023

Justin Tuckwell

Justin Tuckwell

Managing Partner

Press Release – 1 February 2023

Published in Place North West – 07 February 2023

  • Jack Cawthra joins as Partner from Gleave Partnership
  • Another coup for Building Consultancy team following hugely successful 2022
  • Team grew both revenue and size by over 25%, and advised on 30m sq ft of space last year

Rapleys has hired another senior role bringing in Jack Cawthra as Partner in the fast-growing Building Consultancy team. Jack will become head of Cost Consultancy and Project Management services in the division whose recruitment has meant the team has grown by over 25% in the last 12 months alone.  

2022 was an exceptionally successful year for Rapleys, and building in particular, with the team’s revenue increasing by 25%, profit up to almost 50% of its revenue and responsible for 30% of the entire business profitability. In November, Rapleys reorganised with building one of four core services and its head Justin Tuckwell becoming Managing Partner of the business.

Jack joins having spent seven years at Gleave Partnership in Cheshire with a strong track record in delivering across the industrial, commercial and residential sectors of construction and has managed complex single and mixed use projects totaling over £200m. He specialises in working with businesses to maximise their return on capital investment, contract practice and administration, procurement and tendering, design economics and cost planning and construction related insurances. His clients include blue chip end-users, developers and funds including Amazon, Tesco and London & Regional Properties. He also plays an active role in supporting RICS candidates as an APC Counsellor and Assessor.

Jack said: “I’m delighted to join Rapleys, a highly-respected firm with a strong 72-year history, a reputation for excellent client service and ambitious growth plans for the future. It’s a very exciting time to join the partnership and I look forward to collaborating with colleagues and clients to offer an innovative and leading Cost Consultancy and Project Management service.“

Justin Tuckwell, Managing Partner at Rapleys and Head of Building Consultancy, said: “Jack’s appointment is in line with our ambitious growth strategy in core divisions of which Building Consultancy is right at the centre. Jack’s technical expertise and diligent control of costs and projects will deliver real value to clients and to the wider team as we continue to win varied project management mandates across land, housing, commercial, mixed use and niche sectors.”

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