28 March 2006
White Young Green is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tweeds - a Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Health and Safety business employing 150 staff in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Mold and The Isle of Man. The Tweeds business was founded in 1952 and has developed steadily with a mix of public and private sector clients throughout the UK.
This acquisition is an important step within the corporate development strategy at WYG to deliver a broader range of complementary services to its clients in the UK and overseas. The acquisition of Tweeds follows that of Denis Rooney Associates in 2004 which already delivers Quantity Surveying and Project Management services in Ireland.
The business will continue to trade in the immediate term under the name of Tweeds but will form part of an enlarged WYG Management Services business with a combined complement of 250 staff. Peter Swift, currently a director of Tweeds becomes the Managing Director of the new Management Services business unit.
John Purvis, Chief Executive commented:
“This acquisition is a significant step forward in the ongoing development of WYG. Tweeds is a successful, dynamic and broadly based cost consultancy with an excellent reputation for service delivery and client care. It introduces a key new complementary skill to our current portfolio throughout England and Wales and will therefore significantly enhance our ability to engage much more strategically with clients in the future”.
Peter Swift added that … “We are extremely excited by this new opportunity and look forward to the much enlarged union between WYG and Tweeds becoming a major force in the industry”.