Eddisons acquires Fernie Greaves

Eddisons becomes one of South Yorkshire’s largest property agencies with latest Sheffield acquisition

Property consultancy Eddisons has strengthened its presence in South Yorkshire with the acquisition of long-established Sheffield firm of chartered surveyors, Fernie Greaves.

The deal will see the expansion of Eddisons’ Sheffield office, which was launched in January this year, boosting the team to 13 and creating one of the largest property consultancies in the city.

The new city centre office is headed by director Adrian Lunn who left his role as Lambert Smith Hampton’s regional director for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands to establish Eddisons’ operation in the city. He was joined earlier this year by former LSH colleagues James Dale, who heads Eddisons’ Sheffield valuations team, and plant and machinery valuations specialist Abbie Hickman.

Lunn said: “Fernie Greaves is the perfect cultural fit for us, with more than 150 years’ experience in Sheffield and a multi-disciplinary approach, and we’re looking forward to welcoming George Thompson and his team as the latest addition to the growing Eddisons family.

“The acquisition marks the next step in our South Yorkshire expansion strategy and underlines Eddisons’ commitment to Sheffield. We have hit the ground running: having only launched the new office at the start of the year we are already working with a diverse range of clients in the region, including banks, universities, local authorities and government departments.”

This summer Eddisons was appointed as an estate management services supplier to the Government’s national procurement framework, Crown Commercial Services, enabling the business to provide property support services to the public sector.

Lunn added: “It’s exciting to be playing an instrumental role in the major changes that are happening in the region as regeneration projects take shape, making the city an even better place to live and work.”

Fernie Greaves managing director George Thompson said “We’re proud to be joining forces with Eddisons who, like us, are a historic Yorkshire business founded in the 19th century. Our two firms’ hundreds of years of experience, delivered from our modern platform, give us a unique advantage and our new combined team have a deep understanding of the region’s economy.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Adrian and the rest of Eddisons’ Sheffield lineup, building on the successes and momentum that they have already achieved this year and continuing to drive the business forward in South Yorkshire.”

Eddisons’ 13-strong Sheffield office offers a full range of services including agency, valuation, property management, lease advisory and building consultancy. The firm is set to expand its South Yorkshire operation over the coming months with further hires planned.

The acquisition of Fearnie Greaves is Leeds-based Eddisons’ second this year, after the firm acquired London chartered surveyors HNG in February. With further deals in the pipeline for 2022, Eddisons currently employs more than 300 people across 21 UK offices.

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