Ambit was established in 2006 and has become one of the leading trade park developers in the UK. The Ambit team has been at the forefront of the trade sector from its inception in the late 1990’s, initially as part of the successful Trade Centre Developments (TCD) joint venture. During this period trusted relationships have been forged with key occupiers and a clear understanding of planning requirements has been attained as the ‘use’ has evolved.
Whilst trade remains the core focus of Ambit, the company has expanded into other largely roadside sectors, including retail warehousing, car dealerships, hotels, self storage, residential and general industrial.
Joint venture partners to date include, Kames Capital, Aviva Investors, Tarncourt Properties and The Rex Group.
Ambit was set up by four partners, sadly John Knight passed away early 2015. He made a huge contribution to the company and is missed as a dear friend and colleague.
Gary spearheads the trade sector being responsible for site acquisitions, planning and lettings. His specialist knowledge of the trade occupier market, developed over the last 18 years, is key to the success of these projects. More recently Gary has used his acquisition skills in other sectors, including retail warehousing and leisure.
Gary has over 25 years of experience with a background in commercial agency before moving to the client side with Wickes Building Supplies and then as a director of a specialist retail warehousing and leisure practice.
Chris has over 25 years of diverse experience starting in investment agency and then moving to fund management, with Guardian, playing a key role in expanding the development programme of the Fund.
In addition to investment and site acquisitions, Chris is responsible for appraisal and funding of development and investment projects within Ambit Group and co-ordinates Joint Venture relationships.
Peter has accumulated over 40 years experience in the construction industry, initially with his father in the family business. In recent years he has concentrated on planning issues and has successfully negotiated a number of major consents.
Peter also brings a wealth of asset management and development expertise to the Ambit group.