Eddisons launches South Yorkshire valuation team with director appointment

Property consultancy Eddisons has appointed Michael Goodare as valuation director, based in its Sheffield office.

Joining from Knight Frank in Leeds, where he spent six years, Goodare will establish a dedicated valuation team based in Sheffield, expanding and diversifying Eddisons’ service offering in the region.

The new team will complement the firm’s seven-strong Leeds-based valuation team and provide valuation services across South Yorkshire and the North Midlands, as well as covering the wider Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber areas. Nationally, Eddisons’ valuation division now employs more than 100 people – including new acquisition Andrew Forbes Surveyors in Bristol.

Adrian Lunn, who heads Eddisons’ Sheffield office, said: “Valuation is an area of growing demand for us and we are thrilled to have Michael on board to build our new in-house team here in Sheffield.

“We launched our office in the city two years ago since when we have forged ahead, investing in talented people and continuing to expand our range of high quality expertise and services to our clients. We are now a team of 16 and look forward to making new hires in the coming months as the valuation division grows.”

Michael Goodare said: “I am delighted to be joining Eddisons and relish the opportunity to establish a dedicated valuation service in the Sheffield office.

“With 10 years’ experience in the Yorkshire market I’m looking forward to being based in my home city, as well as to working alongside new colleagues and strengthening Eddisons’ position in the South Yorkshire market, providing dedicated property advice to both new and existing clients.”

Leeds-headquartered Eddisons is one of the UK’s fastest growing multi-disciplinary property consultancies. Established in 1844 it employs, more than 400 people across a network of 26 offices.

Eddisons expands across Eastern England with acquisition of BSM

Eddisons expands across Eastern England with acquisition of BSM


Leading national property consultancy, Eddisons, has today confirmed the acquisition of Barker Storey Matthews (BSM) one of the largest independent chartered surveying firms in Eastern England.

BSM was recently ranked the overall winner for Eastern England in the EG Deals Competition 2018 (‘EG’) for commercial property agents and acquisition will see the experienced 38-strong team integrate with the current Eddisons team.

Eddisons will also expand its national office network to 20 by incorporating BSM’s premises in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds, further strengthening the company’s ability to deliver specialist property services on nationally.

BSM is a multi-disciplinary practice and delivers services consistent with those offered by the existing Eddisons business, including commercial property agency, property management, building consultancy, professional services (including valuations) and planning services.

Eddisons Partner, Anthony Spencer, said: “I am very pleased to welcome the BSM team into Eddisons; it widens our geographical coverage to twenty offices around the UK and increases the number of clients. This is our fifth Eddisons acquisition since we joined the Group and we continue to seek opportunities for further growth, both organically and by strategic acquisition.”

Steve Hawkins, Managing Director at BSM, commented: “Through our talented team of people, Barker Storey Matthews has developed a market leading reputation for delivering quality property advice across the Eastern region.

“We are excited to be joining the Eddisons team as there is a natural overlap with the services we offer and an opportunity to work with like minded individuals. This strengthens our proposition to our dedicated client base and we look forward to developing the opportunities the deal presents. Not only will we be able to offer a greater spread of professional services but we will be able to do so on a UK wide basis.”

This marks the second acquisition of 2019 for Eddisons, having bought transport and planning consultancy Croft earlier this year. The firm has also acquired industrial auctioneers CJM Asset Management, real estate and business valuers Taylors, and leading property auction business Pugh & Co.

The BSM deal marks the second acquisition of 2019 for Eddisons.

Written by: Anthony Spencer on Friday 05/04/2019