CHARTERED surveyors Smiths Gore has announced a merger with the Wooler office of independent firm Sale & Partners.
As a result of this merger the breadth of services available to clients across the Borders and north Northumberland has been increased.
Established in 1927 by Colonel John Sale, Sale & Partners is widely respected in the region and provides a comprehensive range of property services, including estate management, property sales and architectural and building services.
The two firms have united under the Smiths Gore brand and the Wooler office will be headed up by Michael Orde.
He will be supported by a strong team including Ewan Harris, formerly of Sale and Partners, and James Boulton, a partner in Smiths Gore’s Berwick office, Richard Landale will stay on in a consultancy role.
This significant increase in presence will enable the new team to manage larger and more complex projects, by utilising the specialist departments such as renewables and farm business management within Smiths Gore.
Michael Orde said: “This is an extremely complementary merger which enables us to build on our strong foundations in the region.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the staff and partners of Sale & Partners, and are looking forward to serving current and future clients of the combined firm in the provision of a complete range of rural property consultancy in the area.”
Richard Landale, senior partner of Sale & Partners added: “Smiths Gore is a firm we have admired and worked closely alongside for many years, and this merger is a natural fit for the staff and partners of our Wooler office.
“As we share similar values, I know that not only will the merger provide seamless continuity of service to our client base, but it also has the added advantage of drawing upon the deeper resources of a national firm.”