our team

We know we are different to our competitors. We dare to be different; we are not afraid of risk and we try new methods of working and we are always open to fresh ideas; we are innovative. We offer our staff the opportunity to take control of their destiny of their career in a nurturing environment. We challenge ourselves and the emphasis is on talent and not structure. We are a team with a genuine camaraderie between all staff and this means that we are all invested in the growth and development of the business. We have a work hard have fun ethos where we celebrate success and enjoy company days out.

opportunities as an employee

We are one of the most exciting Planning and Development Consultancies in the UK. From our base in the heart of Bedford we tap into clients working in all industries, but focus on Residential (C3 and C2).

We work on Urban Extensions of several hundred new homes but also assist our smaller clients on their more modest, yet equally important schemes. We endeavour to help everyone we work with to ensure that we understand and satisfy their needs, delivering results that exceed expectations. We don’t just offer planning advice, we deliver creative visions for our clients’ sites.

We offer an increasingly diverse range of services to our clients. This includes traditional planning consultancy advice, land agency, public consultation, s106 negotiation and viability work, and negotiation between parties to achieve planning success.

opportunities as a graduate

Our graduate programme will provide you with an excellent basis for a career in development and planning. Whether you have already completed a planning-related degree, or are looking to continue your studies and specialise in planning, our graduate programme will support you as you develop your career.

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Whilst we do advertise for positions when they become available, we are not averse to taking on good people if they approach us directly. If you have the talent to believe that you can add value to our business and fit in with our ethos then we want to hear from you. Please send speculative CVs to jenni@optimis-consulting.co.uk