The West Midlands region of housing sector advisory and accountancy group Mazars is expanding.

The group, which specialises in the social housing market and provides a wide range of services to over 100 housing sector organisations, has announced that it is to have a second intake of graduate recruits this month, as well as taking on three new qualified managers.

"This will be the first time that we have taken on graduates in September and January," said Glen Jones, national head of social housing at Mazars, which has offices in Dudley and Birmingham.

"It has been an exceptionally busy year for us - in particular the Birmingham office is developing, with new services such as forensics and due diligence being offered, and the social housing market is vibrant, with the need for affordable homes being pushed up the government agenda."

Three internal promotions have led to the vacancies for qualified accountants, and the three new graduates will strengthen the Mazars' West Midlands team further.