Property consultancy JLL has promoted seven staff members in its Birmingham office.

Ben Kelly, who has led the capital markets team, has been promoted to national director while Sarra Mason, Steven Jaggers and Vicky Beach have become associate directors.

Dan Powers, Shirley Greenlees and Richard Sykes are now senior surveyors at the Colmore Business District-based outfit.

Ian Cornock, lead director of JLL's Midlands Region, said: "Our success in Birmingham so far this year, as a region and a company posting record half-year results, has been driven by the commitment and expertise of all of our teams and I extend my thanks and congratulations to the seven who been promoted.

"The outlook for the property sector across the Midlands continues to look extremely positive.

"I believe it is one of the most exciting times in Birmingham's history with major infrastructure schemes due to be delivered and more planned.

"For those moving up in the company, there is much to look forward to as the market opens up and increases opportunities for everyone in the region."

JLL has a 100-strong 100 team at its base in Church Street.