Property consultancy snaps up counterpart to create 700-strong team

Jason Howard, Phil Tomalin, Nick Keaney, Adrian O’Hickey
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Ridge and Partners (Ridge), the property and construction consultancy which has offices in Birmingham, has acquired Projex Building Solutions, a multi-service counterpart.

Phil Tomalin and Nick Keaney are now partners of Ridge and will support the integration of the two firms. The move sees 36 staff join Ridge – 23 in Leeds and 13 in Birmingham, re-branding as Ridge. The total headcount at Ridge will grow to more than 700 people across its twelve offices.

Adrian O’Hickey, senior partner at Ridge said: “This is an excellent fit for Ridge in terms of our continued growth – adding further skills and expertise as we reach the significant landmark of 700 people whilst celebrating our 75th anniversary this year. Projex culture and added value approach complements the Ridge brand and I look forward to developing a successful future together.”

Projex joint managing director Nick Keaney added: “The Ridge brand, culture and strategy offers an excellent future for our skilful and experienced people. Like Ridge, much of our work is repeat business, which is testament to the attention to detail and pro-active approach we provide for every project.

Founded in Oxford in 1946, Ridge is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.