Two great new hires for Chelgate Local


Chelgate has boosted its property communications and stakeholder engagement division with two new hires, Mark Allison and Alia Khan.

Chelgate Local is one of the leading agencies working in the property sector and has been working to help residential and commercial developers build more homes, business properties and infrastructure for 30 years.

Mark has worked at a senior level in the industry for the last five years, and brings added personal experience of the pressures faced by leading local politicians, having been a councillor for more than 17 years – and deputy leader of the council for the last seven. He has a keen understanding of what it’s like to be in a leadership position and the different challenges faced by councils to achieve more development that supports local jobs and provides homes for local residents. Having previously worked in Parliament for 15 years, Mark also has a great knowledge of Westminster.

Alia previously worked for the NHS, where she focused on policy and stakeholder management. She also has a background working for a local MP, where she carried out his constituency research, which included dealing with planning applications and other local development.

Liam Herbert, Chief Executive at Chelgate said: “There has rarely been more of a need for good community, political and stakeholder engagement, and Mark and Alia bring a wealth of experience to Chelgate that will help our clients get the best for their business – and hopefully ensure many more homes are built.

“Housing is very high on the agenda of all main parties, at least in principle, yet it continues to be the cause of angst within many local communities, so we are delighted they have joined the Chelgate family.”