Transport planning and infrastructure design consultant Transport Planning Associates (TPA) has opened an office in Manchester led by Associate Director Susan Haslam, complementing its offices in Bristol, Cambridge, London, Oxford and Welwyn Garden City.

Rupert Lyons, Director, said:

“As a maturing consultancy practice with an established client base in the south of England, we have been contemplating the geographical expansion of TPA into the northwest of

England for some time.”

“It was a real pleasure to have been introduced to Susan and for us to be able to align her career aspirations with our expansion plans and to embark on this new venture together.”

“Susan brings with her a broad range of consultancy experience with SME transport consultancies. She has impressive and established client and professional contacts in the region.”

Susan Haslam, Associate Director, said:

“I am really happy to be joining TPA and building on its success in the southern regions. I am excited about this opportunity which has come at the perfect time for both the Company and me.”

“There is a significant amount of development taking place in the northwest and I am looking forward to providing transport planning support and aiding developers in their planning successes.”