Turner & Townsend’s Canadian operation has merged with Toronto-based firm CM2R.

The UK consultant opened its Canadian office in 2004 and has focused on working with car maker Nissan and several mining firms. Meanwhile CM2R has been working across Canada and northern America.

The merged firm will be called Turner & Townsend CM2R and will have offices in Toronto and Calgary.

Vince Clancy, chief executive of T&T, said Canada was “one of the most exciting growth markets in the world”.

Meanwhile, fellow consultant Cyril Sweett has said it will post a pre-exceptional pre-tax profit of £3m for the year ended 31 March 2010.

As a result of what the firm called “the unprecedented market conditions across the industry”, it said turnover would fall from £79m last year to about £67m.

The company said: “Management continued to take responsive actions to manage the business and its cost base, delivering a further annualised cost saving of £3.3m, in addition to the £11m delivered last year.” It also said it would continue its policy of diversity to protect the business from over-exposure to one market. It will announce its results on 1 July 2010.