Phil Jones Associates (PJA), the independent Birmingham-based transport planning consultancy, is rapidly expanding across its network of offices. From Bristol to Birmingham, PJA will be taking more space and hiring more staff as the business continues its strong growth.
The company has taken a massive 1,500 sq ft of additional office space at Seven House, their Grade A headquarters in Longbridge, Birmingham. Currently, 25 members of staff work in Birmingham, as well as a further four in the company’s specialist traffic modelling subsidiary, Multimodal.
The new office space has been stripped down and redesigned, creating a vibrant new workplace. This will accommodate new staff members – including three new graduates – who are due to start in the coming months.
In Reading, having opened an office in July 2015 with a team of four, PJA has been forced to move to larger premises at The Aquarium on King Street. The new office will accommodate up to a team of eight – a 100% increase.
It’s the same story in Bristol where new starters; associate Matt McFeat and technician Ivy Plateau have joined Jon Tricker at their office in the Boxworks. Dominik Stansby has recently joined as a consultant and Lucy Smith, a new graduate consultant, will also be joining the team in September as growth accelerates.
And, in Exeter, PJA has opened a brand new office, led by Associate Director Hannah Shrimpton. The new office will serve the South West market and work closely with the Bristol team.
Last but not least, London is also experiencing positive growth. Alan Trulock has been appointed to the London office as PJA expands its presence in the Capital, with two additional new starters arriving in the Autumn.
PJA founder and managing director Phil Jones said:
“We have always been open about our ambitious expansion plans. This wave of growth, right across the country, is the latest step in achieving them.
“From Birmingham to Bristol, we are taking on new staff, more office space and growing our presence. Our clients know that they can call on invaluable local knowledge wherever their projects are in the country.
This is testament to the hard work of the existing team, as well as current market conditions. It is fantastic news for the company, and for Birmingham, but we will not be stopping here. Keep watching this space as we drive the company forward.”