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Consultancy Thomas & Adamson names new Middle East director

Edinburgh outfit hires Ross Carlow to drive regional expansion 10 years after establishing a base in Abu Dhabi

Ross Carlow has joined Thomas & Adamson as regional director in the Middle East.
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Ross Carlow has joined Thomas & Adamson as regional director in the Middle East.

Edinburgh-based construction consultancy, Thomas & Adamson, has appointed Ross Carlow has regional director of the Middle East.

The company, known for its quantity surveying and project management expertise, has worked on various notable projects in the region. Its local contracts include a project management and cost consultancy deal for Phase 1 of Al Wathba Prison’s five-year redevelopment, and another agreement to deliver strategic advisory and cost management for the Crown Prince Court’s programmes for the UAE’s 47th National Day, celebrated on 2 December, 2018.

Carlow joins Thomas & Adamson with 11 years of experience with property developers in the UAE, in addition to expertise in Australia’s consulting and the UK’s residential construction sectors.

The appointment of a new regional leader coincides with Thomas & Adamson’s 10th year of doing business in Abu Dhabi, and marks five years since the firm set up an office in Dubai.

READ: The Middle East's top construction consultants of 2018

Commenting on the appointment, Thomas & Adamson’s international partner, Les Banks, said Carlow would support the firm’s “expansion in the Middle East”.

 “His track record, connections, and intimate knowledge of the construction industry will undoubtedly bolster our international offering and add great value to our clients and their projects,” Banks continued.

“I have no doubt his energy and drive will significantly help support the next stages of our ambitious growth plans, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Carlow added that Thomas & Adamson’s “strong reputation” in the Middle East would drive the business forward as it seeks to strengthen its regional presence.

“I am delighted to be joining Thomas & Adamson in what marks an exciting year and significant milestone for the business in the Middle East,” he added.

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