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Joint Managing Director
Raymond Linch graduated in 1984 and spent his early working years based in France, developing supermarket and innovative market design throughout Europe, based on the his guiding principle ‘good food should not be exclusive’. Returning to the UK in ’92, Raymond designed and refurbished Doncaster Fish Market, Bolton’s Ashburner Street Markets and Bury’s Food Hall concurrently whilst designing fresh food retail environments for the big supermarket groups.
Raymond now leads market development teams for both public and private sector developments and has won many accolades for successful market projects, which all have a distinctive high-class continental look and feel.
Raymond joined Quarterbridge in 1999 and now heads a multi-disciplinary team dealing in all aspects of market development strategies, business planning and implementation.
Joint Managing Director
Jonathan Owen graduated with a BSc in Estate Management in 1976 before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor. After working as an investment surveyor in the City and Projects Director for a West End property company he was the founding member of Quarterbridge in 1997.
His experience ranges from developing Shopping Centres to refurbishing historic Market Halls and he is a retained consultant to various Market authorities. He specialises in operational reviews, business improvement plans, valuations, development appraisals and funding partnerships.
Jonathan is a popular speaker at Market industry conferences and regularly lectures to trade associations. He contributes regularly to the trade press and his monthly ‘Market Matters’ article published in Market Trade News enjoys a wide readership.’
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Market Operational Specialist
Malcolm joined Quarterbridge in Summer, 2016 following his time as Chief Operating Officer with Geraud Markets UK where he had operational responsibility for its UK and Scandinavian portfolios.
Prior to that he had a long career in local government working for two of the biggest Metropolitan Districts in the UK (Leeds and Bradford) and the largest County (North Yorkshire) amongst others.
His operational management experience in the retail and wholesale markets industry commenced in the early 1990’s with Leeds City Council and Kirklees MBC. He became Head of Markets, Parks & Landscapes and Bereavement Services with Bradford Council in 2001 where he gained all party agreement to allowing markets surpluses to be re invested, the first agreement of its kind and one that still stands today.
His team also successfully delivered annual strategic retail market led events programmes that set the baseline for the UK with International Market Festivals in 2004 and 2006 drawing over a million visitors to the City.
He moved to Bolton MBC in 2007 as a Chief Officer for a group of eight commercial services including Bolton Market. That service was the first in the UK to introduce a market kitchen and an electronic loyalty card as well as winning a string of national awards including Best Food Market in the BBC Food and Farming Awards in 2011.
Malcolm is professionally qualified in Finance, Human Resources Management and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Until recently, he was the policy advisor to the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and regularly spoke on behalf of the UK markets industry across Europe
Jack Scholes graduated from Anglian Ruskin University in 2011 with a BSc in Building Surveying. He is a recent addition to the team, joining Quarterbridge in April, 2015 as a Project Manager. He will improve and assist on building partnerships, market developments and co-ordinating.
His previous experience includes estimating and environmental consultancy, working alongside some major construction and architecture companies. His past roles involved undertaking and reporting on asbestos surveys, air tightness testing, sound insulation testing, standard assessment procedures, tender proposals, final estimations and site waste management plans.
Quarterbridge stand out from the crowd with an effective combination of knowledge, sector specialism and sound commercial understanding
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Senior Consultant Designer
Leanda Hoyland-Linch has worked in the design and advertising industry since 1982, as an illustrator, graphic designer and creative director. She has worked as a creative consultant to Quarterbridge for over 18 years on design projects for large shopping centres and retail markets.
Leanda oversees all creative output at Quartebridge including design for print and digital, events management, PR and advertising.
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