Acquisition boosts service offering at expanding building surveyors firm

Leeds-based quantity surveyors, MAW Consulting, has been acquired by a Staffordshire-headquartered company.

The Yorkshire business has been bought by Jonathan Cornes Associates, (JCA) a chartered building surveyors.

JCA has grown in recent years – in both staff and client numbers – and its 10-year growth plan and vision is for this to continue by extending its geographical coverage and adding to the technical services it offers.

JCA managing director, Jonathan Cornes, said: “We have an ambitious growth plan to expand the business nationally over the next decade.

“Part of this vision is through acquisitions and mergers under the JCA Group, so we can offer a national multidisciplinary service to our clients, thereby giving the business more diversity and presence regarding its in-house expertise and geographical location.

“We are actively looking for like-minded business owners with the same values and aspirations as JCA and MAW Consulting Limited (MAW) to continue to add to our growth plan so that we can achieve our long terms goals.

“MAW, like ourselves, have a wealth of experience and expertise in what they do, with an outstanding reputation with their clients for over 10 years.

“This acquisition provides our clients with the added in-house services of Quantity Surveying, Cost Consultancy, Employers Agent, Contract Administration Services and high value development Project Management services in the new build and infrastructure sectors.”

Mark Watson, founder of MAW Consulting, added: “From my first meeting with the directors of JCA I felt there was synergy with common values and a shared understanding of how to develop and run a multi-discipline consultancy.

“We are like-minded individuals with the delivery of a pro-active, client focused, professional service being at the core of everything we do.

“We are currently involved with a number of projects that are based near JCA’s head office, and this also allows the opportunity to offer more diverse complimentary services that will create new opportunities to grow the business as well as implement a succession strategy to ensure future longer-term success.

“I am certain our combined client base and new clients will benefit from this wider geographic coverage and the more diverse service offering.”