A MALTON business which opened its offices this year is already expanding.

Fusion 13, an architectural services business, opened offices on the outskirts of Malton earlier this year and has expanded its team by appointing Cheryl Ward as planning consultant.

Cheryl has joined the team after 18 years with the North York Moors National Parks Authority; she gained technical planning qualifications before completing a MSc in Town Planning at Newcastle University and has practised as a town and rural planner since.

Lee Marsh, managing director at Fusion 13, said: “We are delighted that Cheryl has joined our team.

"The wealth of knowledge that she brings will be real asset for our clients, and will also help with our plans to grow our business further.”

Appointing a planning consultant to the growing practice will mean that the team have an experienced in-house planner to help those looking to gain planning permission for future residential developments, including new builds, extensions and conversions for homeowners, developers and housing associations.

Fusion 13 specialise in residential architectural services and in addition to working with householders they offer professional services to developers and construction companies: architecture, planning consultancy and environmental/energy assessments.