Argent

People who make places for people

Argent has a reputation for delivering some of the best mixed-use developments in the UK. We are respected for our approach to business, which is always based on openness and integrity.

That reputation is down to our people.

We are proud and privileged to have such a committed, creative and talented team: people from different backgrounds and walks of life – with skills that range across architecture, engineering, finance, marketing, construction, planning and law.

We enjoy what we do and we are endlessly passionate about it.

Argent is over 144 strong, and growing. Each time you refresh this page, you’ll see more faces from the team.

Mutual trust predominates in Argent and loyalty works!

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Robert Groves</

Robert Groves

Rob leads Argent’s Birmingham office and is heading up the Paradise Circus project in Birmingham, leading it through the planning, land acquisition, design, construction and the commercial negotiations. This 17 acre, 2 million sq ft mixed use redevelopment in the city centre is a key part of Birmingham’s ‘Big City Plan’. He was also involved in the Ffos-y-fran reclamation project in South Wales.

Rob comes from a background in Engineering. He came to Argent in 2008 from Peter Brett Associates, where he was a partner and led the infrastructure and project management team.

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Julia Harper

Kate Hogarth</

Kate Hogarth

Nick Searl</

Nick Searl

Nick joined Argent in January 2008. He leads the commercial team at King’s Cross, primarily dealing with the definition, strategy, leasing and management of the office and retail components. He is also closely involved with the branding and promotion of King’s Cross.

At corporate level, Nick is involved in securing new development opportunities and is jointly responsible for marketing.

Before joining Argent, Nick worked with Chelsfield and European Land at Paddington Basin as development manager for the 1.8 million sq ft Merchant Square development, and The Point and Waterside buildings.

An architect by training, Nick has worked in the UK and Asia. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the British Council for Offices Management Board and also sits on the Cycle to MIPIM Executive Board.

Helen Causer</

Helen Causer

Allan Horton</

Allan Horton

Bill Valatsos</

Bill Valatsos

Sarah Williams</

Sarah Williams

David Marriott</

David Marriott

Dave is one of our in-house lawyers. He is involved in most deals and legal agreements, including Piccadilly Place in Manchester, Google’s UK headquarters and the BNP Paribas building at King’s Cross.

Dave studied Law in York and at Oxford before qualifying into the real estate team at Hogan Lovells. He first came to Argent on secondment in 2007 and joined the team permanently in 2008.

John McCormack</

John McCormack

Will Colthorpe</

Will Colthorpe

Will joined Argent in 2006 and works on Argent’s mixed use schemes.  He also leads on commercial developments and leasing at King’s Cross where he is responsible for development totalling a gross value of £1.5bn. Will is also a specialist in refurbishment and re-use of historic buildings and structures.

At a corporate level, Will is involved in internal learning and development as well as strategic initiatives. He is also involved in new opportunities, commercial review, and structuring.

Will read Architecture at Sheffield University, and has a Masters in Planning and Development. Before joining Argent will worked in valuation, town planning and architecture.

He is chair of the British Property Federation’s Development Committee, sits on CoreNet’s UK Executive Board and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Louise Hill</

Louise Hill

Craig White</

Craig White

Jeremy Hall</

Jeremy Hall

Sharon Allen</

Sharon Allen

Ian Freshwater</

Ian Freshwater

Jane Temple</

Jane Temple

Sharon Bhambra</

Sharon Bhambra

Chris Taylor</

Chris Taylor

Chris is the BTPS director on the Argent Board and has been an active participant in Argent King’s Cross and King’s Cross redevelopment for the past three years.

Chris is currently CEO of Hermes Real Estate Investment Management Limited, where he is responsible for the management of £6.2 billion of real estate.

Prior to this, he established the Australian Fund Manager QIC’s European real estate team and was head of European Property at HSBC. He spent most of his working career as Fund Manager at Prudential. Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Chairman of MEPC and Junior Vice President of the British Property Federation.

Tracy Jelliss</

Tracy Jelliss

Luka Vukotic</

Luka Vukotic

Rime Tayachi</

Rime Tayachi

Emma Bennett</

Emma Bennett

Rosemary Hardy</

Rosemary Hardy

Kevin Whitehead</

Kevin Whitehead

Isabel Gutierrez</

Isabel Gutierrez

Vhari Pontin</

Vhari Pontin

Oliver Bennett</

Oliver Bennett

Deborah Morralee</

Deborah Morralee

Steve Alderson</

Steve Alderson

Steve is Marketing Director at Argent and has overall responsibility for the company’s marketing activity – how it is organised and delivered to meet both corporate and development needs.

Steve has a background in engineering, design and technology. From there, he moved into marketing and design and has been working in the planning and property industry for over 20 years.

He joined Argent in 2002 in the early days of the King’s Cross project and his team’s work has been instrumental in changing people’s perception of the area.

Finn Davies</

Finn Davies

Yvonne Andrews</

Yvonne Andrews

  • Robert Groves
  • Julia Harper
  • Kate Hogarth
  • Nick Searl
  • Helen Causer
  • Allan Horton
  • Bill Valatsos
  • Sarah Williams
  • David Marriott
  • John McCormack
  • Will Colthorpe
  • Louise Hill
  • Craig White
  • Jeremy Hall
  • Sharon Allen
  • Ian Freshwater
  • Jane Temple
  • Sharon Bhambra
  • Chris Taylor
  • Tracy Jelliss
  • Luka Vukotic
  • Rime Tayachi
  • Emma Bennett
  • Rosemary Hardy
  • Kevin Whitehead
  • Isabel Gutierrez
  • Vhari Pontin
  • Oliver Bennett
  • Deborah Morralee
  • Steve Alderson
  • Finn Davies
  • Yvonne Andrews