Global construction and management consulting firm Turner & Townsend set to launch office in Kenya

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Global construction and management consulting firm Turner & Townsend has taken another step in its African growth and expansion strategy by launching an office in Kenya.

As growth in Africa, and in particular East Africa, increased, it provided Turner with a “major catalyst” for its own growth ambitions.

“With Kenya being the largest economy in East Africa, it became imperative for us to have a Nairobi base if we want to grow our presence across the East African Community (EAC). Support residing in Kenya is also strategically important as a base for many of our global clients that have large operations in country,” newly appointed Kenya country manager Daimon Keith said in a statement.

Despite developing – and continually growing – an extensivebusiness across the South African Development Community (SADC) for many years, the company was focusing on East Africa, which it deemed “the next logical step”, given Turner’s existing client base and the opportunity to introduce newservices and develop skill sets in the region.

“The gateway into East Africa for us was our Uganda office, launched off the back of a project with Tullow Oil, resulting in additional work from other clients and enabling us to build our brand,” Keith said.

Currently, in East Africa, Turner was delivering projects in Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Djibouti, besides its work inUganda and Kenya.