Leading chartered surveyors merge
Two well-known Northamptonshire firms of chartered surveyors are joining forces. Samuel Rose of Sywell is merging its professional practice with Berrys in Kettering. The merger, announced on July 16, will bring additional skills and resources to the Berrys team and extend the depth of service offered to clients of both firms. The combined practice will adopt the name and style of the larger party Berrys and operate from Berrys’ Kettering office at 42 Headlands. It will become one of the largest agricultural business consultancies in the area with a strong regional brand able to attract, retain and challenge the very best brains in the agricultural and property industry. Samuel Rose’s existing office at Sywell will close although the firm’s managing director William Tongue will continue to operate several days a week from his home in Bedfordshire. Clients of both firms can expect the same core team of dedicated staff to continue delivering the very best property advice with the confidence of an even greater base of experience and range of skills to call on. Announcing the merger, Jon Stables, Berrys’ partner who brokered the deal, said: “We are delighted to announce the respected Northamptonshire firm Samuel Rose is to become part of Berrys. This merger is an exciting development for both firms and will help us to combine the abilities and skill base of two great companies to further enhance the already high quality service we both offer to our clients.” William Tongue, managing director of Samuel Rose, said the merger with a larger business but one with strong local roots, a good reputation and offering complementary services to Samuel Rose was in the best interests of both clients and staff. “Our combined teams will be the force to be reckoned with across the Midlands and North West,” he said. The three Samuel Rose shareholder directors – William Tongue, Lennox Thomson and Nicola Beers – and other staff are scheduled to move into Kettering on August 3. Since its inception as a two-man practice in 1890, Berrys has amalgamated, split and merged with a variety of businesses to become the larger professional practice it is today, with offices across Cheshire, Shropshire and Northamptonshire. Only last year it opened a new office at Towcester offering both residential and commercial property services. For further details contact Jon Stables at Berrys on 01536 412464 email jon. firstname.lastname@example.org or William Tongue on 07866 693899.