Proposed Merger with Brown&Co
The partners at JHWalter are delighted to inform you of the news that JHWalter LLP is planning to merge with Brown&Co from 1 October 2021. The Lincoln trading name will be “Brown&Co JHWalter”.
We have been looking at options to grow the JHWalter business to ensure that our clients can be provided with the widest range of services and with the best possible advice. The opening of the Brown&Co office in Lincoln in January 2021 has provided the opportunity to create a regionally significant hub offering property and business advice across the region.
The conclusion to talk with Brown&Co came from the recognition that here was a business that culturally is very similar to JHW, and where the partners saw opportunities for growth. Both businesses are clearly chartered surveyors and property agents working in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties. The underlying rural base is present in both, but JHW bring the County Property Auction, residential, planning and residential surveys to the combined business in Lincoln. Brown&Co bring a stronger commercial team, a large land agency team, a substantial farm business consultancy/environmental consultancy team and the ability to win national contracts.
Brown&Co is, of course, much larger than JHW with 13 offices across the East Midlands and East Anglia and three offices overseas. When JHW transfer, the firm will total a team of approaching 300 people. The Lincoln teams will operate from both the Doddington Road office and Mint Lane - your contact(s) here remain as they are. The two firms bring new and contrasting ideas to the combined Lincolnshire business with the intention of generating further value creation for clients and their businesses and the aspiration of further growth and performance of Brown&Co/JHWalter.
The combined Lincoln practice and the wider Brown&Co network will mean that our clients and other professionals we work with will have access to wider specialisms with a greater depth of resource ensuring that we deliver excellent work in the most timely fashion.