Manchester-based Roger Hannah & Co has recruited Neil O'Brien from McBains Cooper as director of building surveying, returning to the business he worked at 12 years ago.
O'Brien was associate director in charge of building surveying at McBains Cooper, responsible for the North of England and Scotland.
He said he expected Roger Hannah & Co's team to continue to grow.
Stuart Cooper, director of Roger Hannah & Co, said: "Many of the staff at Roger Hannah & Co including myself remember Neil from his previous work here over 10 years ago. Neil has continued to develop his skills set including managing his own team. We believe Neil is an excellent fit for us both professionally and culturally and look forward to him developing the building surveying department regionally and nationwide into the future."
O'Brien replaced Michael Hurst who left to join Watts Group in Manchester as director.