HYDER CONSULTING last month acquired Cresswell Associates in a deal worth £3.48M.
Hyder made the move to strengthen its environmental consultancy services.
It follows its March acquisition of consultant Bettridge Turner & Partners, aimed at increasing its presence in the property and infrastructure development sectors.
Cresswell Associates specialises in ecology, conservation and biodiversity studies. Its directors and 54-strong staff will join Hyder Consulting UK.
Alan Proctor, Hyder Consulting UK executive director (UK and Europe), said: 'These developments represent a signicant step in our ambition to be one of the top three environmental consultants in the UK within the next three years.'