Kanda is excited to announce that in response to a period of significant growth, four new associate directors have now joined the business to bolster our client servicing offer.

The four bring considerable experience and taken alongside other recent hires takes our headcount to over 40. George Parkinson, Emma Benson, Tom Dewey, and Michael Stanworth make up the new team of Associates working on property development and planning consultancy in London and the East of England.

Kanda has experienced incredible growth since I established the business four years ago and I have always made clear my commitment to investing for the future. The four associate directors we are announcing today bring incredible experience to the business and give a major boost to our capability in the East of England and in Greater London.

Karen Alcock, Managing Director

George Parkinson joined Kanda after working in-house, managing communications for Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium build and holds over 10 years of experience in consultancy.

Emma Benson has spent her career working in the East of England in areas such as Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire and leads on all of Kanda’s projects in that area whilst also providing support on larger, more complicated strategic schemes.

Tom Dewey also joins Kanda as an Associate Director in the London team and is an experienced public affairs and communications professional in the planning sector, having worked in agencies since 2017.

Michael Stanworth has a long background in planning communications, having worked in almost every borough of London. He also holds political experience having served under Labour MPs in Greenwich.

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