The Bristol-headquartered property consultancy has hired Robert Dalton from Turner & Townsend to head up its Manchester office, its first in the north of England.
The consultancy has worked on a wide variety of projects primarily in the Midlands, Bristol, and London, but is expanding in the North West, having previously worked with clients including Hillcrest, Nikal, and Spire Healthcare in the region.
Dalton has been hired to head up the Manchester office, based at Commercial Street in Castlefield. He joins from Turner & Townsend, where he was a director for around two-and-a-half years, while previous roles include head of commercial at Thales, where he worked on Metrolink’s expansion programme.
The group said the office opening in Manchester was due to “client demand”.
Dalton said: “I’m pleased to be joining a first-class team and look forward to further building upon the company’s work in Manchester and strengthening our presence in the north of England by offering a high-quality and personal consultancy service to our property and engineering clients, including project and cost management and monitoring surveying services.”
Iestyn Lewis, chief executive of Iesis Group, added: “With more than 30 years in the industry, Robert has fantastic experience and we’re excited to have him as part of the Iesis team to spearhead our growth in Manchester.
“Our portfolio of projects speaks for itself across the UK and Robert will have the support of colleagues both in Bristol and London whilst he organically grows the office there. Manchester is a great city with an active property and engineering market and establishing a northern presence is the next logical step for Iesis.”