An international consultancy firm specialising in property and construction has announced a double hire to expand its operations in the West Midlands.
The London-based MDA Consulting has appointed Gary Church as Director to its Birmingham office, as well as David Hiley as an Associate.
Gary Church is a vastly experienced property professional with more than 30 years’ industry experience, as well as a former director of Gleeds, a regional director of Capita Architecture and company sales and marketing manager for Willmott Dixon Construction.
Commenting on his appointment, Gary said: “I’m very pleased to have joined such a well established and ambitious consultancy at an exciting time in its development. MDA Consulting has a strong base of clients nationally, internationally and in the Birmingham area where the property sector is currently thriving. The company has a culture of innovation, collaboration and most importantly, an understanding of how to fulfil and exceed our clients’ expectations.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of steering the strategic direction of the Birmingham office and in building and maintaining relationships in new and existing markets nationwide.”
In his new role, Gary will be responsible for leading MDA Consulting’s Birmingham office and developing the firms work in the education sector.
MDA Consulting has worked on a string of high profile projects, including the conversion of the Grade II listed Baskerville House in Birmingham, the hi-tech headquarters of Lloyd’s of London and the International Convention Centre Wales on behalf of Royal Bank of Scotland.
The second recruit, Associate David Hiley joins from Rider Levett Bucknall and is a specialist in healthcare consultancy.
David spent 26 years at Holbrow Brookes Construction Consultancy and was most recently a Senior Quantity Surveyor.
Steve Jones, Managing Director of MDA Consulting, remarked: “We are delighted to have Gary and David on board and very much look forward to expanding our existing operation in the UK’s second city.”