Muse MDs shortlisted for Leadership awards

03.01.24 3 min read by Iona MacRury

Maggie Grogan, Managing Director for our Midlands office and Phil Marsden, Managing Director for the North West, have been shortlisted for The Business Desk’s coveted Leadership Awards.

The Leadership Awards celebrate role models across the UK regions, leading organisations which raise the bar by making a positive impact within their sector and society.

Maggie Grogan, Managing Director of Muse Midlands

On this occasion Solihull-born Maggie has been named as a Property Leader award finalist in the West Midlands, recognised for her role in leading our presence in the region, with huge success.

Having launched a Midlands office in 2022, we have already been announced as regeneration partner for the £3.2bn Arden Cross project – one of the region’s most important regeneration opportunities.

Maggie has also led a groundbreaking deal between the English Cities Fund – a partnership between Muse, Homes England, and Legal & General – and the City of Wolverhampton Council to regenerate City Centre West, one of Wolverhampton’s most important projects.

The deal brough the English Cities Fund to the West Midlands for the first time.

Under Maggie’s leadership, in late 2023, we were also selected as preferred development partner for the regeneration of Mell Square, working in partnership with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

In less than three years Maggie has risen through our ranks, blazing a trail for women in property and becoming our first female regional Managing Director, delivering our vision to create new places across the Midlands.

Maggie said:

Since opening an office in 2022, Muse has gone from strength to strength in the Midlands. We are building our team and have made several important appointments to help deliver our ambition.”

“I’m grateful to the team we have built in the Midlands, and from across Muse, for their support. This has been critical to our success in 2023 and will enable us to continue to deliver in 2024.”

Phil Marsden, Managing Director of Muse North West

Meanwhile Phil Marsden has been shortlisted for both the Property Leader and Green Leader award in the North West. These awards are in recognition of his role in driving our regeneration projects in the North West of England, delivering successful, sustainable places across the region.

During Phil’s nine years of service to Muse, he has been key in the continued growth of the company, leading innovation, and adoption of sustainable practices for the property sector.

At the forefront of all projects across the North West, Phil and the team have pioneered industry leading projects such as Eden, one of the most sustainable office building in the UK, as well as our wide range of work in Salford Central where we have worked closely with Salford City Council to deliver long-term regeneration in the form of a community of public spaces, workspace, and low energy homes.

Phil said:

I am incredibly proud of the contribution we have made as a business to delivering a positive, thriving, and sustainable future for the North West.”

“Within my role I am focused on not only delivering our pipeline of major regeneration projects, but ensuring we continue to push the boundaries in sustainable design and construction beyond the industry’s expectations. I am grateful that I can work alongside colleagues and partners who share this ambition and I look forward to maintaining this momentum over the coming years.”

Maggie will find out whether she has been successful at the awards ceremony on March 7, 2024 while Phil will learn whether he has been crowned winner on March 27, 2024.

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