The new business will be known as Brooker Diamond Fire Engineering and will be based alongside the surveying practice in Cumbernauld.
The acquisition is in line with Diamond & Company (Scotland)’s growth plan as it targets expansion into the wider UK market. It has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as Cumbernauld. The acquisition of S Brooker & Associates strengthens its chartered fire engineering capability, while also supplementing its resource in the cladding and fire remediation sector.
The acquisition is part of the firm’s growth plan as it targets expansion into the wider UK market, with a London office due to open at the end of February. I’m delighted to conclude this strategic acquisition at what is a very important time for the industry,” said Diamond & CO director Phil Diamond. “The ability to combine building surveying skills with those of the chartered fire engineering discipline is huge in the current market.
“I’m also pleased that we have an extension to our bespoke professional indemnity policy covering both the chartered fire engineering and chartered building surveying sides of the business.
“This adds an additional dimension to our services and heralds the beginning of an exciting phase of growth with a number of major projects already in the pipeline.”
Steve Brooker, who established S Brooker and Associates more than 30 years ago, has been a chartered fire engineer for almost 20 years and takes up the position of director of fire engineering in the new business. He said: “This was a great opportunity for us to merge with an experienced firm of building professionals to provide a turnkey solution for surveying and fire engineering.”
Diamond & Company’s finance director Craig Rattray negotiated and structured the transaction on behalf of the company.