About Us

Malcolm Scott support the development of rural businesses UK wide and abroad

With more than thirty years’ experience, providing expert business development and town planning  advice, Malcolm Scott Consultants provide an end to end service in supporting rural businesses to develop their site and their customer proposition.
With over 400 jobs to our name across the UK and abroad, our team is focused on providing support for garden centres, farm shops and farm parks.

Meet the team



Business Development & Town Planning Consultant

More about Chris

With over 30 years experience working on all aspects of town planning in the private sector and retail sector, Chris specialises in the design and development of garden centres both in the UK and overseas.

T: 01905 721965

E: chrisp@malcolmscott.co.uk



Business Development, Retail & Catering Consultant

More about Andrew

Andrew has over 30 years working in retail and catering leadership roles, including 15 years in rural retail environments in strategic senior management roles. Having also worked for Severn Valley Railway Holdings, Andrew was responsible for all Commercial and Sales operational activity and this also brings visitor attraction experience to the MSC team.

Andrew supports the MSC team with national strategic design and planning work, but focuses on providing commercial and operational advice to our clients across the garden centre and farm shop sector.

T: 01905 721964

M: 07741 017494

E: andrewb@malcolmscott.co.uk


Ginés Heiwegen

Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction

BSc Arquitecto Técnico (Barcelona), BA Interior Architecture (Utrecht), ACIAT

More about Alexandra

Alexandra graduated as a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology and Building Construction from the School of Building Construction of Barcelona in 1998.

Alexandra has considerable experience in the preparation of technical drawings for planning applications, particularly elevations and building layouts.  She prepares outline tender packages, specifications and construction detailing in projects, liaises with consultant architects and sub-consulting engineers on detailed design in the preparation of complex planning applications and oversees the final preparation of drawings for submission to planning applications and appeals.

T: 01905 721962

E: alexandragh@malcolmscott.co.uk



Town Planner

More about James

James has 23 years’ experience in Planning, including 19 years at Harris Lamb, which is part of the Malcolm Scott Consultants.  He advises a range of clients on development control and Development Plan matters.

James is involved on a wide variety of employment, garden centres, farm shops, residential and mixed use planning applications, overseeing their progress through the planning application process as well as undertaking appraisals of development opportunities for a range of clients regarding the potential of sites.

T: 01905 721963

E: jamesh@malcolmscott.co.uk




More about Patrick

Patrick is the Head of Malcolm Scott Consultants sister company Harris Lamb Planning Consultancy team.  Patrick is our main contact for renewable energy enquiries.

If you have any queries regarding renewable energy you can contact Patrick who will be able to help you with your enquiry.

T: 0121 213 6023

E: patrick.downes@harrislamb.com



Ecological Support & Environmental Impact Assessment

More about Holly

Malcolm Scotts sister company Harris Lamb, has a commercially focussed ecology team that supports clients through all stages of the development lifecycle. We can support you from the early stages of your scheme, from land promotion and early ecological constraints and biodiversity offsetting implications, identifying ecological risks and programming protected species surveys.

We produce ecological assessments to accompany planning applications through to discharging ecological planning conditions, managing ecological licensing and providing Ecological Clerk of Works services post consent.

For more information, contact Holly or click here.

T: 0121 213 6025

E: holly.smith@harrislamb.com




Building Surveyor

More about Paul

Paul is the Director heading up the Malcolm Scott and Harris Lamb Building Consultancy Department since 2009 and has grown the department to its current size. Paul is a Chartered Building Surveyor, with over 20 years experience, and has considerable experience over many years in practice acting on behalf of a wide range of clients providing construction and property solutions on the full range of properties and sites.

He acts as a Project Manager for Construction and Development Projects in a variety of sectors, with a track record of delivering scheme within budget and timeframe.

For more information contact Paul or click here.

M: 07787 258487

E: paul.wells@harrislamb.com



Business Rating

More about Andrew

Business Rates is a complex form of taxation, which when handled correctly can create significant opportunities for both owners and occupiers of commercial property and can create significant financial savings.

Malcolm Scotts sister company Harris Lamb has a Business Rates Team that offer specialist advice on all rating issues. We have the depth of knowledge and experience to negotiate with the Valuation Office Agency and Billing Authorities across the UK, mitigating the impact caused by this significant property tax.

For more information, or to arrange a meeting, please contact Andrew or click here.

T: 0121 213 6047