Employee-owned planning, environmental and engineering consultancy, Caulmert, have chosen Maidstone as its south east regional headquarters.
Caulmert have already recruited its first employee to be based at the new office, with Elliott Davies joining the firm from waste management specialists Viridor.
The company is also seeking to recruit five professional consultants in the first phase of staffing for the new premises, in Canada House, St Leonard’s Road.
Founded in 2009, Caulmert is on track to meet an ambitious growth plan that would see it employ 250 people by 2024. Currently, it employs 45 in teams in North Wales, Cheshire and Nottingham.
The choice of the south east as the next region for expansion follows on from a number of new contract wins.
Founder and managing director, Mike Caulfield, said: “We already have clients in the region, including Viridor, Taray Investments, Claridge Architects, Glo Developments, and Essex County Council.
“In addition, we’re getting more and more commissions from local architects and property developers. This region is extremely busy for us at the moment.
“Maidstone is well situated for us to travel easily up to London when needed. Setting up operations here is a key step in our strategic growth plan.”
Caulmert offers a broad spectrum of professional services and has experience of working in commercial, industrial, education, waste, renewable energy, residential, healthcare and infrastructure developments.
Elliott said: “It’s exciting to have joined Caulmert as the company has ambitious plans to grow, which I am keen to play an important role in.
“I’ve worked on projects including landfill sites, commercial buildings and petrol stations. I’m hopeful that my background in design and 3d ground modelling will benefit Caulmert as it looks to make a name for itself in the region.”