Two Yorkshire property firms agree merger
Two firms of chartered surveyors with almost 200 years of history between them have agreed a merger which will strengthen their presence in South Yorkshire and further afield.
Barnsdales, founded in Doncaster 113 years ago, will take on the business of Swift & Co, which was formed in Sheffield 83 years ago and specialises in commercial and industrial property.
Peter Swift, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, who joined his father’s firm in 1966, will move from his current Sheffield office to join the growing team at Barnsdales’ Sheffield city centre office. Jason Barnsdale, managing director of Barnsdales, said: “Our team has grown from 17 people to 40, and Peter’s arrival will give us five people in Sheffield.”