Senior regional staff move on at end of ‘annual review cycle’

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Three partners have left consultant EC Harris. It is understood the departures include Peter Black, head of the Leeds office at the firm, and two other senior players from the firm’s northern businesses.

A spokesperson for the firm, bought by Dutch consultant Arcadis in 2011, confirmed Black had left, but gave no details on other departures.

He said the departures were due to the firm’s “annual review cycle” of partners which completes at the end of April and that it was normal for a small numbers of partners to leave at the end of this review.

The news came as parent company Arcadis’ first quarter results showed revenue and operating profit up 28%.