Founding Director of Euan Kellie Property Solutions.
" I am passionate about the value which town planning can bring to creating sustainable communities, and I hope that my appointment as Fellow inspires and encourages others to take an active role in promoting planning as an innovative, dynamic, challenging and rewarding profession. "
Where did your career start?
I started my career in 1999 at Warrington Borough Council before going on to work at Drivers Jonas (now Deloitte). I was extremely fortunate during this time period to work with some great people on some fantastic projects. I also learnt a great deal about business which, in 2009, enabled me to set up my own company.
What is your biggest career highlight?
I wrote a book, Rebuilding Manchester, which was published in 2010 and celebrates the regeneration of Manchester city centre in the post-war years, with a particular focus on the rebuilding after the 1996 bombing. The book has been a great success and gave me the opportunity to meet inspirational people such as Lord Michael Heseltine.
In addition, I am very proud of our business and what we have achieved since we started trading. In tandem this has enabled us to also contribute our planning and business expertise to a range of charitable projects – something I am very passionate about.
Finally, I was also delighted to form a central part of the University of Salford's post graduate advertising campaign, which involved me appearing on a billboard and numerous bus shelters!
Why did you become a Fellow?
Throughout my career my objective has been to achieve. Fellowship is the pinnacle the profession and I am very proud to have achieved this level. It is a visible demonstration of competence and expertise and it is also extremely flattering to have received such an endorsement from fellow professionals.
My goal is to be an ambassador for the profession and to encourage and inspire others – both current practitioners and also the future generation. Becoming a Fellow will play an important role in helping me to achieve this objective.
What advice would you give to members applying for Fellowship?
I would always encourage members to see Fellowship as a worthy and valuable sign of professional attainment.
It is helpful to talk to Fellows to gain an insight into the required scope and scale of experience required when being considered for the Fellowship. I believe this is important because it will help guide members to build a broad portfolio of relevant experience.
Details accurate at point of application.