International construction and management consultant, Turner & Townsend, has reinforced its expansion of the Birmingham office with a series of in-house promotions.

In the last three years staff numbers have doubled, growing from 54 to the current total of 117. Turnover has tripled in the same period as a result of burgeoning relationships with clients such as Birmingham City Council.

The company has expanded significantly in the Midlands with Birmingham becoming the second largest office in the UK network of 11.

Now, Rodney Moulder, Tim Jervis and Rajiv Sudan have all been appointed directors. Mr Moulder and Mr Jervis work alongside each other to manage all of Birmingham City Council's education, health and science work which accounts for 40 per cent of turnover in the Midlands region.

Mr Sudan meanwhile handles the council's £750 million, and Sandwell Council's £150 million, Building Schools for the Future programmes to which Turner & Townsend was appointed to act as lead technical advisor and as procurement management advisor, respectively.

Gareth Poole and Chris Milner have both been appointed as associate directors within the Contract Services team, maintaining a focus on procurement, contract drafting, claims and risk management forensic planning, expert witness and delay analysis. Peter Wain and Philip Tillman both joined Turner & Townsend twelve months ago to develop accounts within the education sector, and in particular on information communication and technological opportunities. Both become associate directors of the Birmingham office.

Bruce McAra, managing director based in the Birmingham office, said: "It has been an exceptional period of growth for the Birmingham office in terms of rising staff numbers and our appointment to more and more prestigious commissions in and around the city.

"Clearly there is a business need to continue to recruit industry professionals but there is a much greater need to promote colleagues from within the organisation who have consistently shown outstanding commitment to excellent service delivery with a clear interest in continuing professional development."