Midlands-based chartered surveyors group Berrys is expanding in the Northwest with the acquisition of business consultants ABD (Agricultural Business Developments) in Cheshire.
Berrys and ABD's principal Howard Hughes have created a new specialist company trading as Berrys ABD to provide consultancy and business advice to farmers and rural businesses in the area. The new company will operate from Berrys' office at Northwich in Cheshire. Howard Hughes and his partner at ABD, Chris Harvey, will become directors of Berrys ABD, along with four partners from Berrys.
Launching the new company at Nantwich Show yesterday, Graham Bowcock, a director of the new company and Berrys' partner in Cheshire, said it was an exciting time for both firms. "The acquisition will enhance the range of services we offer and allow us to expand further into the North- west through to Lancashire and into North Wales."
Working together the two businesses can offer a complete portfolio of services to assist rural businesses, from planning work, farm and property sales, estate management and valuations through to full management accounting, business planning and bespoke agricultural business advice.
Howard Hughes, principal of ABD, said the firm can extend the range of services it can offer its loyal customer base.