North West planning consultancy PWA Planning has promoted senior planner Josh Hellawell to the role of associate.
Josh, who joined the firm in 2016 as an assistant planner, works across sectors including housing, sports stadia, and commercial development, and has advised clients like Seddon Homes, Huddersfield Town Football Club, Fort Vale Engineering, Community Gateway Association, Northern Trust and FDC Holdings.
He has also gained specialist knowledge of the renewable energy sector as part of PWA’s Energy Planning division, which is seeing growing demand as the UK’s energy transition continues to gather pace.
His promotion will see him leading a team of planners working to secure permission for projects across the UK.
Paul Walton, founder and director of PWA Planning, said: “It’s been a real privilege seeing Josh’s career progress since he first joined us as an assistant planner seven years ago.
“His knowledge and expertise, particularly in the energy sector in which we’re seeing an increased demand, is invaluable to clients and is making a real difference to project outcomes. Congratulations Josh on your well-deserved promotion to associate.”
A chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Josh, who lives in Cottam, has a master’s degree in Town Planning from the University of Manchester.