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Former minister returns to property after standing down as MP

Mark Prisk is to join an architectural practice as a planning consultant after an 18-year career in parliament which included a spell as a Tory housing minister.

Sheila Manchester

housing minister

Mark Prisk, one of seven housing ministers in the last seven years, has been appointed as a strategic advisor by a Nottinghamshire-headquartered architecture practice, Benoy, after a relatively long tenure as minister of state for business and enterprise from 2010 to 2012 – as well as minister of state for housing from 2012 to 2013.

His experience in business and housing will be critical in his new role. Mark will work with the board to provide an overview of political, economic and commercial issues that could impact the business, helping to give context to strategic decisions. He will also assist Benoy and its clients in navigating the UK’s complex planning regulations.

A chartered surveyor with a BSc in land management from the University of Reading, Mark Prisk ran his own business for ten years before entering politics. He was elected as MP for Hertford & Stortford in 2001 and stood down earlier this month.

Since leaving government in 2013, he has served on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.

Chief executive Tom Cartledge said, ​”I’m thrilled that Mark is joining us and I’m confident he will add great value to our business in the coming months.

“Not only does he understand our sector and client base, but he also brings an impressive working knowledge of the changing political environment in which we operate.

“As our representative, Mark will help to connect us with others, especially in government and industry, giving us greater engagement with senior influencers and stakeholders.”


November 27, 2019

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