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New appointment at Carter Jonas

Sam Shaikh

Carter Jonas strengthen minerals and waste team with appointment of Sam Shaikh as associate

NATIONAL property consultants Carter Jonas have bolstered their minerals and waste team with the appointment of Sam Shaikh as an associate working out of the firm’s offices in Cardiff and Taunton.

The chartered minerals and waste surveyor joins from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) where he spent five years advising government departments, local authorities and other key stakeholders on non-domestic rating, statutory valuations, compulsory purchase, and compensation matters.

Prior to the VOA, Mr Shaikh (pictured) spent three years at Somerset West and Taunton Council assisting in community asset transfer negotiations and lease and license renewals for council-owned property. He has also advised on minerals and waste planning applications, compliance, and environmental monitoring and reporting.

Mr Shaikh’s hiring follows that of Tamsyn Luggar, who joined Carter Jonas as an associate at the beginning of this year. Based out of the consultancy’s Cardiff office, Ms Luggar works with Carter Jonas’ head of minerals and waste planning, Karen Hearnshaw, specializing in strategic assessments, planning applications, and the co-ordination of Environment Impact Assessments for minerals and waste developments.

David Sandbrook, head of minerals and waste management at Carter Jonas, said: ‘It is a pleasure to welcome Sam to our team. His joining reinforces our client support, particularly in the South West, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to build our business across the UK.

‘With 10 specialists now providing advice and guidance across five hub locations, we are well placed to strengthen our remit further whilst advising clients on new and emerging markets. Sam brings strong knowledge and expertise of the sector, having advised clients on a wide range of matters, including minerals estate management, mineral rights and ownership, compulsory purchase, and valuation.’

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Shaikh said: ‘With the advancement of new technologies and the revival of historic resources, this is a fascinating time to be joining the growing minerals and waste team at Carter Jonas. This is a specialist sector and Carter Jonas’ team has an excellent reputation.

‘I look forward to working with clients on nationally significant infrastructure projects and providing advice to international mineral operators, landed estates and smaller or independent clients, supporting them through challenges old and new.’

Carter Jonas’ minerals and waste team, which includes Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Planners, is recognized as one of the leading providers of specialist estate management, valuation, and development advice relating to all mineral properties and waste-management matters and infrastructure.

The team has considerable experience in projects involving aggregates, industrial and energy minerals, construction materials manufacturing plants, and all types of waste-management facilities.

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