Planning and urban design consultancy Turley Associates has appointed John Acres from Catesby Property Group as director in Manchester.
Acres joined on 27 February and will be responsible for national housing business development at Turley Associates.
He was director of planning at Catesby Property Group, based in Warwick. He has also held senior roles with the Greater London Authority, London Borough of Southwark, the Home Builders' Federation and Redrow.
Acres said: "Turley Associates is a leading planning consultancy and I am delighted to be acting as an ambassador for the team, profiling and promoting the firm's services in the residential sector across England and Wales. The role presents me with an exciting challenge and I am looking forward to contributing to the ongoing growth of Turley Associates."