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Edmund Kirby merge with Matthews & Goodman

Friday, April 01, 2011

With effect from 1 April 2011, Edmund Kirby, Chartered Surveyors and Town Planners,  will merge with national practice Matthews & Goodman.  The combined firm will operate from offices in Liverpool, Manchester and London.

Both firms are well-established practices that have been providing property advice to clients for over 140 years.  The merger will create a firm that benefits from the strengths of each team and enables it to provide wide-ranging professional expertise for its combined client base.  The move strengthens Matthews & Goodman's existing presence in the North West and gives Edmund Kirby's clients access to the wider geographical coverage provided by a national organisation.

Philip Silby of Matthews & Goodman said: "This merger achieves the strategic objective of both firms, to develop capabilities nationally and regionally in the North West.  Edmund Kirby are a well-respected organisation with whom we have a good operational and cultural fit.  This is a great opportunity for all our clients and our staff as we take the new firm forwards."

Geoffrey Smith of Edmund Kirby added that the combined business would continue the emphasis on the provision of first rate commercial and independent consultancy advice on property matters, with a focus on hands-on, solution-driven service.

The firm will operate as Matthews & Goodman, incorporating Edmund Kirby.