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Chris Goldthorpe retires from Mace Cost Consultancy

Mace Cost Consultancy’s (MCC) managing director Chris Goldthorpe has announced his retirement after 12 years in charge of the business that he started back in 2004 and has seen grow to over 165 staff in six offices with a fee income in excess of £18.5m. He was also the catalyst for expanding the cost service across the Group in the Middle East, North America and South Africa.

His retirement was celebrated by friends and colleagues earlier this week at Somerset House and fellow Mace Cost Consultancy director, Steven Mason, who has been with the business since 1998, will take over the role on 1st January 2017.

Chris has worked across every sector in the industry with his most notable projects in the developer and fit out market where his clients have included Allied London, Barclays, British Land, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort, EBRD, Ernst & Young, GSK, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Minerva, Network Rail, Sainsbury, Schroders, Swiss Re, Tishman Speyer and UBS AG.

Chris Goldthorpe, outgoing Managing Director for Mace Cost Consultancy, said: “I have worked on some fantastic projects over the years so I would like to thank all the clients for their trust in me and my team and for their repeat business over the years. I have also had the pleasure of working with a great team - many of them have been with me for more than 15+ years! I would like to thank them and the Mace Group Board for all their support over the years.”

Stephen Pycroft, Executive Chairman at Mace, said: “I have known Chris since the late 80s when we worked together on Ludgate South and when we were thinking of setting up our own cost consultancy, for me he was the obvious choice.  He has done a tremendous job in establishing the business here in the UK and has more recently seen its expansion overseas to North America, the Middle East and South Africa. Chris and the team have achieved consistent growth year-on-year for the business and he’s leaving the team in great shape. I wish him a well-earned retirement.”

Richard Elliott, Head of Construction at British Land, said: “I’ve worked with Chris for over 26 years on some of London’s most iconic projects, from Ludgate to Broadgate. I’ve always valued his advice and guidance over the years and I hope he enjoys his very well deserved retirement.”

Alexander Morris, UK Head of Design and Construction at Tishman Speyer, said: “I have worked with Chris most of my professional life and he has always looked after my interests first from being a young graduate to being a client in recent years. I thank him for all his support and guidance over the last 20+ years.”