Two of the Black Country's longest standing professional services firms have worked together to secure a new headquarters building.
Cradley Heath law firm George Green advised accountancy firm ER Grove & Co on all the legal aspects of its move from Rowley Regis to new offices in Halesowen.
Ceri Mort, partner and head of commercial property at George Green, advised ER Grove directors Nick Thomas and Steve Lomas on the sale of the freehold of their existing offices at 4 & 5 Halesowen Street in Rowley Regis and on the acquisition of a new purpose-built 3,600 sq ft office building at Unit 1 Combs Wood Court, Halesowen, a new development by St Modwen.
ER Grove will move to its new offices in March, as part of an ongoing expansion programme.
The firm, which supplies a full range of accountancy services and computer services under its Grovenet subsidiary to organisations throughout the Midlands, has outgrown its existing premises.
It presently employs 18 people and is hoping to add a further two immediately, with plans to increase this in the next two years.
"Combs Wood Court will provide us with purpose built, open plan accommodation, much more suited to the needs of a modern accountancy and IT practice, and the room to grow," said managing director Nick Thomas.
"We were keen to stay close to our old offices to continue to provide a high level of service to our clients and are grateful for George Green's help in achieving the move to our new building less than one mile away."
ER Grove is one of the oldest accountancy practices in the Black Country, having been founded in the 1920s. George Green, which has offices in Cradley Heath and Halesowen, is one of the oldest law firms in the Black Country. It was founded in 1897.