Cluttons has promoted its finance director Nicholas Potter to equity partner. At 38, Nicky is the youngest EP and he is also the first person in a non-fee earning role to have equity.
Nicky has been with the business since 2013 when he joined as a financial controller. He was made finance director in 2017.
Nicky played a key role in the smooth transfer of the Cluttons Middle East business in June 2018 and the most recent growth and success of Cluttons. Most recently, he helped oversee the set up and launch of the Manchester office working alongside new head Charlie Ardern to ensure the brand, values and proposition matched that of the wider Cluttons business.
James Gray, managing partner at Cluttons, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nicky on board as an equity partner. He has been instrumental in the careful reorganisation and repositioning of our business over the last few years and has helped deliver success not only financially, but in terms of our business structure, governance, and growth strategy.
“We are also keen to highlight to our people that you have the potential to become an equity partner regardless of your role and length of service. We reward our people for their success based on behaviours and commitment to the Cluttons values as well as commercial contribution. We have built a business that respects the experience of long-standing professionals but that also welcomes and drives younger and diverse talent capable of taking on big roles while providing a different way of thinking. Our message is clear, you can build a career at Cluttons no matter what your role is and that includes the possibility of equity partnership.”
Nicky said: “I am immensely proud to be welcomed into Cluttons’ equity partnership. It has been an amazing experience working alongside the leadership team on key transformation projects over the last four years and I am thrilled that my hard work and contribution to the business success has been recognised in this way. It is particularly rewarding because it highlights the strong inclusive culture Cluttons has for all of its people across both fee-earning and non-fee-earning roles.”
Cluttons is the world’s oldest practicing company of chartered surveyors and currently has five equity partners, and 250 employees, with offices in London, Manchester, Oxford and Reading.