Professional services group, Gateley has acquired chartered quantity surveying practice RJA Consultants in a deal that expands the services of its property platform.
The platform combines the expertise of Gateley’s legal professionals with the tax specialists, surveyors, architects and engineers within its consultancy businesses to produce what the firms says is a full-service solution for a range of construction, development and property matters.
RJA Consultants (RJA) is a chartered quantity surveying practice based out of offices in Leicester and Nottingham. It provides surveying and project management services nationally across a variety of property and construction projects.
The business advises on a wide range of residential development and commercial property matters, as well as supporting building projects within the health and insurance sectors. RJA also has a dedicated clerk of works team strategically positioned to deliver quality inspection services on construction sites across the country.
Following the acquisition, the consultancy will trade as Gateley RJA.
Founder and managing director, Richard Julian, along with directors Steven Collin, Liza Julian, Hardeep Kooner, and Chris Clubb will continue to work as part of the RJA management team.
Julian said: “Joining a larger professional services company is a really positive move for our consultancy.
“Our culture is very in line with how Gateley operates so it will not only enhance our strategic growth plans but also allow us to build upon the great service and client focus that we are well known for.
“As far as our clients are concerned its very much business as usual but we are looking forward to being able to develop the depth of our offering and collaborate on projects with our new wider Group colleagues.”
Callum Nuttall, partner, and head of Gateley’s property platform, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome the RJA team to our property platform.
“RJA’s services share key commonalities with our legal teams and other consultancy businesses, especially Gateley Smithers Purslow and Gateley Vinden, and will complement our full-service offering.
“The acquisition will also bring opportunities to increase our market share and extend our services within resilient sectors such as affordable housing and insurance services.”
Main image: (Left to right) Hardeep Kooner, director; Chris Clubb, director of commercial; Steven Collin, director of strategic growth; Richard Julian, founder and managing director; and Liza Julian, director of corporate services
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