Property advisor Bruce Gillingham Pollard has announced the appointment of Michel Kelion as a consultant.

Kelion, who will join in January, has acted for Carluccio’s throughout its nationwide expansion alongside other multiples including Busaba Eathai, Gaucho and Cau. He currently advises Escape Hunt, Tapas Revolution and Granger & Co., as well as start-ups, private equity and independents including Padella, Sam’s and Ceru.

Kelion said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Bruce Gillingham Pollard team as a consultant. I’ve had the pleasure of doing many deals with them over a number of years and always admired both their style and expertise.”

Based in Bruce Gillingham Pollard’s London office, Kelion will work alongside the acquisition team of Nick Garston and Thea Rowe to build on his contacts and relationships with other companies including Hawksmoor and The Draft House.

Tracey Pollard, managing director of Bruce Gillingham Pollard, said: “We are thrilled Michael will be starting with us in the New Year. His experience, knowledge and relationships will make him an invaluable addition to our business and that his clients will benefit from working closely with our tenant team.”

Kelion Sworn will continue to complete ongoing transactions.