Raymond Linch graduated in 1984 and spent his early working years based in France, developing supermarket and innovative market design throughout Europe, based on the his guiding principle 'good food should not be exclusive'.
Returning to the UK in 1992, Raymond designed and refurbished Doncaster Fish Market, Bolton's Ashburner Street Markets and Bury's Food Hall whilst designing fresh food retail environments for the big supermarket groups.
Raymond now leads market development teams for both public and private sector developments and is appointed as the London Mayor's Special Market Advisor. He has won many accolades for successful market projects, which all have a distinctive high-class continental look and feel. Raymond heads a multi-disciplinary team dealing in all aspects of market development strategies, business planning and implementation.
Jonathan Owen graduated with a BSc in Estate Management in 1976 before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor. After working as an investment surveyor in the City and Projects Director for a West End property company he was the founding member of Quarterbridge in 1997.
His experience ranges from developing Shopping Centres to refurbishing historic Market Halls and he is a retained consultant to various Market authorities. He specialises in operational reviews, business improvement plans, valuations, development appraisals and funding partnerships.
Jonathan is a popular speaker at Market industry conferences and regularly lectures to trade associations. He contributes regularly to the trade press and his monthly 'Market Matters' article published in Market Trade News enjoys a wide readership.
Chris has over 40 years experience in UK and international corporate finance, real estate and the environmental sectors. He is currently Chairman of Londonewcastle, who specialise in developing high quality, design-oriented, mixed use developments in residential locations across Central London.
Formerly, Chris was Managing Director of Colliers Capital UK Ltd, the property fund management business of Colliers CRE, and previously a director of Lombard Odier (a leading private Swiss Bank) where he specialised in International Corporate Finance. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Prudential Bache’s UK equities and bond business.
Chris is the Non-Executive Chairman of Places for People a leading UK Registered Social Landlord and Residential Property Owner, Manager and Developer with a subsidiary specialising in managing leisure centres.