Property consultancy Bruton Knowles has appointed two new associates to its Birmingham office.
Carl Kesterton has more than 16 years of experience in building surveying, working with a range of clients, including local authorities, public sector, retailers, developers, landlords and tenants.
Previously head of building surveying at Gleeds in Birmingham, he has joined the agency to drive the growth of the firm's building consultancy team in the Midlands.
Nicola Harrington is a specialist in compulsory purchase and compensation matters, including the negotiation of temporary land access arrangements, land sales and acquisitions, as well as valuation, estate management and general professional work.
She is returning to Bruton Knowles, having previously worked for the firm from 2002 to 2004 before setting up and running her own consultancy.
Ms Harrington was also head of professional services at Hall Auctioneers.
In addition to these two appointments, Bruton Knowles has promoted May Dudley to senior surveyor and added Samantha Duffy to its client services team as client accountant.
Earlier this year, Luke Stansfield was appointed as commercial property manager.
Partner and head of the Birmingham office Ian Pitt said: "We are really pleased to have Carl and Nicola on board at a time when the office is enjoying a period of sustained growth.
"The building consultancy team, under Adrian Walsh's leadership, is expanding at an impressive rate and Carl's experience will be valuable in helping the team push on further.
"Compulsory purchase work is a big part of our business and therefore securing Nicola's services to head up this area is real coup for the office."