A YORK company, which was named the overall winner at this year's Press Business Awards, has begun a trans-Atlantic expansion with the opening of a new Canadian office as a satellite to its local HQ.

Design consultancy TSP Projects, whose specialisms include rail, energy, aviation, security and construction, is responsible for designing and constructing many major infrastructure projects within the UK.

It won the coveted Press Business of the Year title and also the Business Innovation of the Year accolade at the 28th annual Press Business Awards earlier this month.

Based in The Crescent, off Blossom Street, the company has now formed a new subsidiary TSP Projects Canada Inc. and established a project office in Toronto where senior project engineer John Wood will take on the role of resident principal design manager.

John will be in Canada during November with rail director Keith Moverley to officially open the new office and to continue discussions with clients and partners in the Canadian Rail market.

TSP Projects said the Canadian urban rail sector is a strong area of growth, with plans to modernise and expand the country’s public transit infrastructure gathering pace.

Craig Scott, managing director at TSP Projects, commented: “We are very excited to be extending our reach into the Canadian market. We are experts in heavy rail design in the UK and our aim is to support clients and partners in delivering the substantial rail investment being made by the provincial government in Ontario.”

Keith Moverley, rail director at TSP Projects, added: “Potential clients in Canada have been very impressed by our experience of delivering large, complex infrastructure projects, such as the redevelopment of King’s Cross Station and the ongoing Gatwick Airport Station design and are keen to talk to us about our plans for trans-Atlantic expansion.

“We have set up a Toronto office with a small team of UK experts and we intend to develop the business with local talent and work with local partners supported by UK expertise.”