Planning consultancy DPP has promoted Mark Aylward to planning director and Rachel Edwards to principal planner in Manchester.
DPP's managing director, Jill Riley, said: "This is our way of recognising and saying thank you for their exceptional inputs to the recent success of the Manchester office, which has included contract wins from new clients such as St Modwen and Realty Estates."
The Manchester office employs 12 people and is headed by John Francis.
Aylward added: "I'm very pleased to have been recognised by DPP's senior management and I'd like to thank them for their continued support. The Manchester team is currently working on a number of exciting new instructions, applying our commercial expertise and strategic planning advice for the benefit of high profile clients such as Realty Estates, Spenhill and St Modwen. I look forward to continuing to deliver our results focussed approach and maintaining DPP's strong reputation in the regional market."
The promotions come as DPP continues to expand its expertise nationally in specialist areas such as heritage and design and residential planning as well as maintaining a growing base of instructions across each of its seven regional offices. Alongside Mark and Rachel in the Manchester office, comes the promotion of several other team members across DPP's regional offices to the positions of senior planner, principal planner and associate director.