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Who We Are

Team Leicester Directors

Rob McGuinn

Director, MDA Consulting

and Chair of Team Leicester

Rob joined MDA Consulting in 1993, has been a Director since 2006 and was promoted to the Board of the Parent Company, MDA Holdings Ltd in October 2013.

Rob is based in Leicester with overall responsibility for the Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle offices. Project and sector experience includes primary and secondary education, university and further education, leisure, retail, offices, residential, hotels, student accommodation, industrial, pharmaceutical, public realm and infrastructure schemes.

He has experience of projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

His specialist knowledge includes acting as Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager and Employer’s Agent, cost planning, cost control and contract administration from inception to completion.

He is a member of a number of industry and professional bodies including Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Association of Project Managers.

Mukesh Patel

Managing Partner at Freeths

Mukesh has over 23 years’ experience as a litigation specialist, recognised as a Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation by the Legal 500 (2020 edition) and in Chambers & Partners (2019 edition).

He works closely with a range of organisations from individuals and owner-managed businesses all the way up to international concerns. His particular areas of expertise are contractual claims, partnership and shareholder actions, injunctions, warranty claims, professional negligence actions and also contempt of court applications. 

Mukesh works on a partnership basis with all his clients to achieve a commercial result with minimal disruption and cost.

Richard Osborn

Regional Director at Excello Law

Richard is a real estate lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, particularly in commercial and residential development and regeneration, with clients ranging from national housebuilders and developers to local landowners and investors. He was formerly Midlands regional office head and real estate partner at Weightmans and has regularly been recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories. 

 

Richard also has experience in the education, retail and leisure sectors, having acted for several national retailers and leisure operators and has also led on a number of high-profile retail restructuring transactions. He has experience of working with schools on Academy conversions as well as acting for a number of Higher Education institutions. 

 

Richard also acts for several banks and lending institutions in connection with secured lending transactions.

Mark Oakley

Director of Inward Investment and Place Marketing at Leicester City Council

Mark is a highly experienced senior manager who specialises in developing growth strategy and driving forward delivery, enabling and securing major infrastructure and business investment. He joined the Leicester City Council in 2018, responsible for promoting Leicester and Leicestershire to potential investors looking to relocate from outside Leicestershire, and for helping existing businesses who are looking to expand. 

 

With over 20 years’ experience, teamed with strong business and property acumen, he has successfully led inward investment projects securing over £85m of public sector investment in new innovation and enterprise centres, engineering focused incubators, broadband programmes, road networks and site infrastructure, waterways, utilities and drainage, resulting in over £400m private sector investment.