The Manchester office of planning and development consultancy Peter Brett Associates LLP has announced several promotions and new appointments as it marks 18 months since the merger with Roger Tym & Partners.
Caroline Ridge will join as a senior consultant from Rossendale Council later this month. She will primarily advise private sector clients.
Dan Elvin will arrive in November as a planning and development consultant from Harworth Estates and will focus on Community Infrastructure Levy and development viability projects.
The office had seven staff in April 2011 when the deal between PBA and RTP concluded. Following the new appointments there will be 13 staff in Manchester.
Transport planners Nicola Kane and James MacPherson joined the Manchester office in the past year from JMP. Ian Ellison joined the team as an apprentice technician last week.
Meanwhile, Michael Gilbert has been promoted to principal planner and Ruth Child to senior associate.
Bernard Greep, associate partner and head of the firm's Manchester office, said: "We are delighted with the progress we have made since our merger and our clients are taking full advantage of the range of multi-disciplinary services we can now deliver directly from our Manchester office. I am pleased to welcome Ian, Caroline and David to our growing team in Manchester as we expand our business in the North West and beyond. I would also like to congratulate Michael and Ruth for their exceptional contribution to this period of growth for our Manchester office."
RTP specialised in planning and development economics advice and PBA in transport and environmental engineering services. The firm now aims to advise across the whole development cycle.
As of 1 October 2012 the services from the Manchester office are being provided under the Peter Brett Associates LLP brand.