Management Team

Julian Long MRICS

Founder Managing Director T:02086290645


Julian is a chartered surveyor with a professional background in UK property fund management prior to his move into property recruitment in 2002. He is a founding Director of the business he conceived and launched in 2009 and is now primarily responsible for the training and development of the team and the overall strategic direction of the business. The international growth of the company continues to be a leading component of his day to day activities.

Outside of work Julian spends time with his young family whilst also occasionally finding opportunities to satisfy his love for mountain biking and snowboarding.

Louise Harman

Founder Director T:01616949717


Louise has operated at a senior level within the property recruitment arena since 2003. In that time she has successfully completed multiple instructions on behalf of some of the UK's largest and most successful property investment and consultancy businesses.

As co-founder, Louise is now responsible for overseeing the operational management of the company, and the Manchester business day to day. In addition, Louise continually monitors and measures the companies activities to ensure that the market leading standards of accuracy we have achieved, are constantly maintained.

Louise is married with a young son. When not working, Louise is a keen skier and a confirmed lover of all things retail!

Tim Forbes

Director T:02086290641


Tim joined our UK shopping centre team in 2011. Quickly establishing himself as an expert in this market he has worked on many of the highest profile instructions we have executed. This depth of experience, combined with his passion and understanding for the sector has enabled Tim to take the lead role on the international expansion for our business. As such he is now based in London and is active across the mainland European market place, the Middle East and increasingly, Africa, typically working on General Manager, Asset Manager and Leasing Manager roles for a range of developers, investors and shopping centre operators.

An ardent sports fan, Tim will often be found at boxing matches (attending, not competing!), American football games or watching his beloved Manchester United.

Alex Rowbottom

Director T:01616949721


Alex leads our Manchester based team of Consultants covering all things destination retail and venue operations across the UK. In addition to providing leadership and support to the team, her own speciality sits within our Airport and Business Improvement District activity.

Having previously worked in the health and fitness industry, when not in the office Alex can be found in the gym or in a nearby wine bar, rehydrating after her workout!

Denise Walker

Executive Advisor


Denise is an industry leading coach and board level Advisor who has worked in the recruitment arena since 1986. A Fellow of the IRP, Denise has a wealth of experience in helping businesses develop and grow and as a Consultant to our company provides valuable strategic advice to our Directors and market leading training to our wider team.

Stephen Perrin

Consultant Finance Director


Stephen specialises in working with entrepreneurial owner managed SME’s at various stages of their life cycle. With vast, multi sector experience including over 10 years at senior level within the recruitment arena, not only does he provide our business with vital financial operational structure and governance, as a valued member of the Board he also contributes to our overall strategy and focus.

Foundation Recruitment UK Ltd is registered in England & Wales. Registered number 6885560

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