Birmingham property consultancy GBR Phoenix Beard has made a trio of senior promotions.

Nash Patel has been made a director and is responsible for the firm's internal finance and accounting functions, after joining the agency in 2006.

Stephen Halfpenny has become an associate director in the building consultancy department while Martin Horswood becomes an asset management director in the London office.

Mr Horswood has been responsible for a number of new client wins since joining the firm in 2013.

Managing director Simon Farrant said: "The last three years have seen great change in our business.

"These individuals will help to further strengthen and improve our offering to new and existing clients, as well as play an important role in the future success of the firm.

"It is vital that we offer our staff the opportunity to progress internally and we are investing in a training programme for the next generation of leaders at GBR Phoenix Beard to ensure continuity of the business across a sustained period of time."

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