Law firm director takes on ReNew board position for city

Lisa Davison.
Lisa Davison.

A director at Sheffield-based solicitors Wake Smith has been appointed onto the board of ReNew Sheffield.

Commercial property director Lisa Davison has joined the board of the collaborative project, created by Sheffield City Council and the University of Sheffield, which aims to promote and support creative uses of empty buildings in Sheffield for pop-up shops and other start-up businesses.

Lisa brings more than 10 years of commercial property experience to the project and positions Wake Smith on another strategic panel in the city.

She said: “The ReNew scheme is all about giving new, independent businesses the opportunity to test their ideas, trade in a city centre location and grow whilst at the same time enlivening the city’s streets especially in areas of transition which are suitable for meanwhile use.”

Fellow director John Baddeley was recently appointed on the board of the Sheffield Business Improvement District Company.

Another director and head of commercial property and residential conveyancing Neil Salter sits on the Sheffield Property and Regeneration Committee.