Planning and urban design consultancy Turley Associates has added to its Manchester office with the appointment of Diana Richardson as assistant planner.
Richardson, who joined in August, graduated with an MA from Leeds Metropolitan University, gaining a distinction in Town and Regional Planning.
She said: "I am delighted to have realised my long-held ambition to work for a top flight planning consultancy such as Turley Associates. The firm is providing me with comprehensive support and I am looking forward to developing my career."
Dave Trimingham, Manchester office director at Turleys, said: "The market for good planning graduates has been extremely competitive for a number of years. Diana is an excellent appointment from a strong field. She engages well with and understands our clients' businesses and is quickly proving to be a great asset to the firm."