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British firm 'expands with new Middle East offices'

Category : Market Place News

07 December 2012

A company based in the UK has opted to choose Middle East offices in order to aid the latest phase of its expansion strategy.

Turner & Townsend is setting up a new permanent office in Muscat, Oman, while it is also increasing the number of staff it employs at its premises in Abu Dhabi. Indeed, two of its key personnel from the UK will be moving to the emirate as part of the plan.

Contract services director Richard Chamberlain and senior consultant Craig McPheator are the two men who have agreed to relocate to Abu Dhabi and the former explained it is a great opportunity for the pair, reports the Construction Index.

"With the UAE construction industry returning to health, it is an exciting time to be in the region, and Craig and I are looking forward to employing our experience on a rapidly growing number of new construction projects both here in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but also further afield from our regional offices in Oman and Qatar," Mr Chamberlain explained.

By setting up its permanent base in Oman, the firm believes it will be in a position to provide clients in the area with a seamless service. The country's government has also detailed ambitious plans for the future as part of its Vision 2020 project, making it a good time to switch to the region and cash in on all that it has to offer.

Oman country director David Frizell said the nation is a "fantastic" place to be and Turner & Townsend's new office will play an important role in continuing growth. He also suggested that many exciting schemes are in place right now, including the development of Muscat and Salalah International Airports.

He added that the company appears to be in a "unique position" at the current time, as it is able to both call upon the expertise of experienced staff from around the world while also building up its base of local employees.

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