Landmark Quest announces expansion plans and new MD
Landmark Quest has announced its growth plans for the coming year, which includes two senior appointments, continued investment in product development and innovation, and relocation to larger offices.
In advance of its 30th anniversary in October, Landmark Quest, which provides risk management, mobile solutions and bespoke software for lenders and surveyors, has appointed Mark Milner as managing director for Landmark UK Property (LUKP) Division, which includes Landmark Quest. In addition, Jonathan Upton has been appointed as Landmark Quest’s head of lender relations.
Milner is a highly experienced and well-regarded property industry specialist. He joined LUKP from The Digital Property Group, where as CEO he was responsible for managing the growth and direction of one the UK's largest property portal business incorporating FindaProperty.com, Primelocation.com and Globrix.com.
Commenting on the appointment of Mark Milner, Stephen Stout, CEO, Landmark Information Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mark as Managing Director of LUKP. Mark brings with him a wealth of experience and a broad and detailed knowledge of the property industry. Having been on our board of directors since 2009, he has a clear understanding of the Landmark business and how it operates.
“Mark has a superb proven track record in B2B2C business and has extensive experience of leading and developing organisations through periods of strong growth. Furthermore, his expertise of managing mergers, acquisitions and restructuring will stand us in excellent stead as we continue to implement our plans for growth.”
Mark commented: “I am excited to take on my new role within such a dynamic and highly reputable business as Landmark and am looking forward to working with the team, as well as existing clients, as we continue to grow the business to deliver the future needs of the property market. Initially my focus will be on developing our product range to meet the changing needs of the property industry, placing increased attention to environmental liability, mobile technologies and risk management.”
Jonathan Upton has over 12 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having worked at Calnea Analytics, Pradera and Arthur Andersen. He will be utilising his industry experience to support clients with their individual risk-based strategies, via the ongoing evolution of Landmark Quest’s bespoke risk management software and services.
In its 30th anniversary year, Landmark Quest is also committed to ongoing product investment, including expanding the adoption of its mobile technologies, which support the surveying industry in creating efficiencies and improved audit capability in the mortgage valuation reporting process.
Landmark Quest has also confirmed it is relocating to new offices in Reading, Berkshire, which will provide capacity for growth, in addition to being conveniently located for clients to access via the M4 corridor.