AHR has appointed Robert Barr as its non-executive chairman.
The announcement comes one year on from the successful demerger with Aedas, over which time the practice has increased its turnover 16% to £32 million for the year ended 31 December 2014.
Barr, former senior non-executive director at WYG, will work with the business to help guide practice strategies and business planning.
New project wins in higher education, technology and transport sectors both within the UK and abroad accounted for the majority of the boost in workload.
AHR also won a number of major contracts with Virgin Trains and First Group. This is in line with AHR’s strategy to enhance the practices foothold in these sectors and further expand into overseas markets in the coming years.
Martin Wright, managing director at AHR, said: “Robert Barr joining AHR comes at an exciting time for the practice within a rising market. We are in the process of setting up our new office in Dubai from where we will target new work opportunities throughout the Middle East and Asia. In the UK we expect to see continued growth particularly in infrastructure and the commercial and residential sectors.”
AHR’s latest accounts are for the year ended 31 December 2014 and have been filed at Companies’ House.