Paragon and Bond Davidson have merged to create a £22m turnover building and project consultancy employing almost 200 people with offices in London, Esher, Manchester and Edinburgh.
We are currently advising on projects with a total construction value of £5bn and are now one of the UK’s largest independent building and project consultants.
In addition, we believe that our combined project monitoring offer will be the biggest of its kind in the UK, with 50 people advising on projects with a construction value of £3bn.
We will continue to operate as Paragon and Bond Davidson in the short term following the merger before aligning under the Paragon brand in November this year. This period allows the controlled, phased integration of our people, processes and technologies, ensuring levels of service excellence are maintained throughout.
We unanimously decided to operate under one brand to ensure clarity of communication as we implement our strategic growth plans, which may include further mergers or acquisitions. The shareholders of both businesses will all be shareholders in the merged company and will remain working in it.
Some of the businesses’ principals have known each other for more than 20 years. They have worked together on a variety of projects, so understand and respect each other’s expertise and capabilities. They believe our combined offer will provide existing and potential clients with a much-wanted, larger scale viable alternative in the markets in which we operate.
Speaking on behalf of Paragon, John Munday said: “Paragon and Bond Davidson complement each other perfectly in terms of our respective specialisms.
“We had a larger building surveying and due diligence offering whilst they had a larger project services offering. Together, we are significantly more skilled and able to advise a wider range of clients.
“Both businesses were independently considering acquisitions as part of their strategic growth plans, so the merger is perfectly timed.
“We are now one unified team. Both companies have been seeking new team members and by combining forces we partly achieve that objective, are stronger and can demonstrate greater experience. We also expect new job opportunities will be generated by the merger.”
Paragon and Bond Davidson have both built their success on shared core values of service excellence, collaboration, personality and trust, ensuring an ideal cultural fit between the organisations.
Speaking on behalf of Bond Davidson, Matthew Dunn added: “The cultures of both businesses are very closely aligned and are inclusive and high performance. We celebrate individuality, charisma and ambition.
“We pride ourselves on having teams that think differently and act quickly. We will continue to embrace and foster this distinct culture to create further commercial advantages for clients and even greater career opportunities for our people.
“We are all about relationships, so the same people will be looking after the same clients throughout. The unified brand will not have any adverse impact on our service delivery, it will only improve it.”
Bond Davidson was established 26 years ago in Esher whilst Paragon was founded as an independent consultancy in London in 2009.
Our services and specialisms now include building surveying, project management, project monitoring, quantity surveying, M&E consultancy, environmental consultancy, occupier services, drone surveying, dispute resolution support services, rights of light and party wall services.