Two well-known businesses join forces in Worcester

The Partners of property consultants and chartered surveyors Halls Commercial and the directors of Wilkins Chartered Surveyors have announced the merger of their two businesses.

The combined practice, to be known as Halls Wilkins Commercial, will become the largest firm of commercial property consultants and chartered surveyors in Worcester.

Jason Clines, managing partner of Halls Commercial, on confirming the merger said: “This is a very exciting evolution of our business and, having enjoyed a very friendly and close working relationship with the Wilkins business for many years, we are absolutely delighted that Roger and his team will now be joining us.”

Roger Wilkins, senior director of Wilkins, has spent his working life since qualification in 1976 working in the county and will become a partner of the business. He said: “We have prided ourselves on being a small but vibrant and friendly practice over the years and this move sees us coming together with a very well established and diverse practice in Halls.

“This is a natural progression for us as a business and we feel that both parties can combine complementary skills and expertise and thereby widen our combined agency and management portfolios. This in turn will place us in a stronger position for providing market leading advice to our clients.”

Wilkins has been a recognizable name in the Worcester commercial property market since its inception in 1996 and, indeed, has its roots in the old firm of Banks and Silvers. This merger brings them together with Halls who themselves have operated in the city for many years, previously being known as Humberts, DTZ and, before that, Bernard Thorpe. Their combined experience in the Worcestershire and wider West Midlands market places them at the forefront of commercial property consultants within the region.

Jason Clines added: “We look forward to welcoming Roger and his team and working hard with them to drive the business forward. With Roger’s active involvement in city life, the Chamber of Commerce and various other organisations, combined with the strong links that the existing partners and surveyors here also have we are extremely well placed for moving forward, hopefully in tandem with an improving market.

Halls Commercial is one of the oldest and most respected independent firms of chartered surveyors, valuers, estate agents and auctioneers with offices in Worcestershire and the south West Midlands, Shropshire, and Mid-Wales.

It provides specialist commercial property services to a wide range of clients. Its commercial team has many years of experience in the market and in its various fields of expertise, providing a forward thinking, personal and professional service designed to achieve the best results for clients. Halls advises landlords, developers and institutions on the sale and letting of all types of commercial property as well as providing strategic development advice to landowners with land for development.