Partnership deal will add 19 staff to Colliers’ Manchester office

From left: John Munday, Tony Horrell and Robert Perry

Nineteen staff are to join the Manchester office of professional services and investment management firm, Colliers, following a strategic partnership deal with building and project consultancy, Paragon.

Details of the deal were not disclosed.

It will see Colliers’ combined project and building consultancy (P&BC) team across the UK increase to 213.

Paragon, which was established in 2009 by 10 founding partners, will begin the process of integrating its P&BC teams in Manchester, London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Leeds in the coming months. The partnership will also see Colliers add an extra office in Esher, where Paragon currently has a 36-strong team.

The influx at Colliers’ Chancery Place office, in Manchester, will see the P&BC team numbers increase to 24 staff.

Colliers UK and Ireland CEO, Tony Horrell, said: “There is significant opportunity to grow our capabilities in this core discipline across the UK and further afield in Europe, and this strategic partnership maximises the great synergy that exists between our two service offerings, bringing together best-in-class advisors who share the same values and work ethic to provide value add for clients that maintain and create lasting relationships.

“Like us, Paragon’s people place great importance on creating meaningful relationships, collaborating with colleagues and providing expert guidance to our clients. I am excited about what we can achieve together.”

Dominic Pozzoni, head of Colliers’ North West office, said: “The expansion of the project and building consultancy team within our office will significantly increase our presence and strengthen our North West capabilities, ensuring that we can continue to build our strong client base, widen our networks and evolve our offering throughout the region.

“Paragon is highly respected in the market and we are all looking forward to them being part of the wider North West Colliers team.”

With six offices across the UK, Paragon has a strong track record in adding value to assets, delivering cost savings, reducing exposure to risk and providing holistic tailored advice to clients across the UK and Europe.

John Munday, co-managing director of Paragon and now co-head of project & building consultancy, Colliers, said: “Our success is built upon our clients’ experience of us.

“Similar to us, Colliers consistently receives excellent client feedback and believe in a hands-on, director-led approach to service delivery that brings a wealth of knowledge to every project. This strategic partnership allows us to build critical mass together in key service areas and tap into Colliers’ global platform, whilst maintaining our culture and core values which has always been key to our success.”

Robert Perry, co-managing director of Paragon and now co-head of project & building consultancy, Colliers, said: “Since setting up Paragon in 2009, we have remained focused on continually developing what has made us successful – our clients and our people.

“We strongly believe that this strategic partnership with Colliers is the natural next step in this journey. At Paragon, we have always encouraged charisma, ambition and a fun environment which has, and will continue to be, intrinsic to our commercial success, underpins our relationships, and sets us apart from the competition.”